Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Sun Came Up This Morning....
So make an early new year's resolution to pray every day for the President (At my parish we ask for his conversion every Sunday at Mass in the prayers of the faithful.) and for our poor country. And then, raise your children to be martyrs. I think we've reached the tipping point. I doubt if a true conservative can ever win a national election again. Too many people have embraced the intrinsic evils of contraception, abortion, fornication, and sodomy. Too many care about nothing but free goodies from the nanny state. Too many engage in class envy and really believe that just taking more from "the rich" will provide enough money to keep the welfare state going full steam. And too many politicians on both sides of the aisle are opportunists for sale to the highest bidder.
And how is the Republican establishment responding in the post election period? Telling us that what Republicans need to do to win elections is -- become more like Democrats. Ah, "what fools these mortals be." Ann Coulter (whom I can't stand, but she's pretty savvy politically) is pessimistic. She believes we've reached the tipping point.
I agree, and it reminds me of a conversation I had with the good priest who witnessed our marriage. (Rest in peace, Fr. Hugh.) He asked me what I thought it was like for the average man living during the collapse of the Roman empire. Life goes on.
....Of course, the barbarians weren't very friendly and some folks suffered from looting and burning. But, hey, we're already seeing that with flash mob attacks, riots after ball games (even when the team wins!), gangs of youth going crazy, the "knockout game," and looting during disasters. What used to be normal Christian moral values no longer exist in America among a large percentage of the population. No surprise! As Mother Teresa often asked, "If a mother can kill her own baby, what is left for us to do to one another?"
Batten the hatches and keep your rosary running through your fingers. The barbarians are running the country and they've already told us they're out for revenge. These are saint-making times if we remember that "All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and serve according to His purpose." Be cheerful and remember the singing Christians in the coliseum. All the wicked can do is take your life; only you can give up eternal happiness in heaven!