There's an interesting article at OnePeterFive today by a mom of six children. She grew up with the underground Traditional Latin Mass and describes her grandmother as a staunch defender of the TLM, but one who never ran from a fight or stopped trying to influence the culture and community she lived in.
As a mother she fully recognizes the need to protect the innocence of children, but also the need to respond to God's admonition to "convert all nations." How can we do that if we're hiding in the root cellar in the backwoods of Montana or Wisconsin?
Frankly, hiding appeals to me -- under the bed with a teddy and sucking my thumb. Diabolical evil is oppressive and without abundant grace can be terrifying.
I watched the trailer for Jim Caviezel's new film, Sound of Freedom, about sex trafficking of children. It's based on a true story and opens July 4th. Do I want to see it? No! But I will, because I want to help raise the alarm...at least by blogging about it. Abortion kills the body, but sex trafficking kills innocence and can destroy the soul. How many islands are there run by rich sex traffickers who operate multiple versions of the "Lolita express" to take perverted millionaires to an X-rated Candyland? How many children have been snatched to be meat and pastries for monsters in three-piece suits? How many Ghislaines help groom the little ones for the trade?
Jesus didn't ascend into heaven telling His followers to go worship in hiding. He sent them out to change the world. Sometimes they did worship in the catacombs during brutal persecutions, but even then, their days were spent above ground influencing the community by their lives. "See these Christians how they love one another."
Let us worship in wisdom and truth. Pray for those who work to bring evil men and women to justice. Pray for lawyers and judges. So many are corrupt and operate the system like a revolving door for criminals. How many have greased palms like the Clinton and Biden crime families?
We live in challenging times. Our first duty is to God. Our next duty is to protect and defend our families. Right now, a group of parents and grandparents in Front Royal, many of whom are traditional Catholics, are fighting and trying to purge the immoral books in the library advancing sex and gender confusion to children. Make no mistake, those books groom kids for the sex trade. And the American Library Association is up to its neck in it joining with the Southern Poverty Law Center to shove drag queen story hours down our throats. Make them own it! They are enablers of the traffickers!
Expose those who have joined the porn trade to promote sexualizing children in the general population. It's not relegated only to the XXX Lion's Den stores anymore. It's on the shelves of the children's section. God help them when they face the throne of justice on Judgment Day. There won't be a millstone big enough for what they deserve!