Aren't you a bit tired of the blurring of the sexual identity in America? Aren't you tired of the ingeniously orchestrated confusion concerning traditional marriage, human sexuality, and the complementarity of the sexes? The gender war, the purported 'war on women,' the attack on both traditional marriage and family, and the general feminization of the American man is, and was, never to be found in the example, or the teachings, of Jesus Christ.
For Christ calls men to be disciples of 'the Lion,' not poodles of popular pedigree.
"He crouches like a lion recumbent, the king of beasts–who would dare rouse him? The scepter shall never depart from Judah, or the mace from between his legs, While tribute is brought to him, and he receives the people’s homage.” Genesis 49:2, 8-10
No doubt that Jesus is the Lamb of God. No doubt that part of our Christian discipleship is found in participation in Jesus' suffering--carrying our own cross in a struggle against our own sinfulness--strengthened in the grace of the Blood of the Lamb of God, in our status as sheep in Jesus' Shepherd fold.
Yet, Jesus was born a man in the re-creation, reconciliation, and deification of the human person, male and female.
This means that Jesus exemplified, and exemplifies through His Body the Church, the true identity of the human person, male and female. Jesus, as a man, exemplifies true masculinity which embraces the Lamb in obedience to the Will of the Father, but conquers sin, suffering, and death, like the Lion.
Subsequent to the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus, all men are called to be Lions in protection of faith, family and Truth.
And as the Lion roars in the Will of the Father, 'Thy Will be Done,' all men will be judged by both their lamb-like-obedience and their Lion's share of evangelization, charity, and the protection of that which the lion was to protect: namely, the faith, his family, and the Truth.
"He shall defend the afflicted among the people, save the children of the poor." Psalm 72:11-4, 7-8,
It's funny how American men try to express their masculinity away from the Church. As abortion numbers have risen, while divorce has become a 50/50 American proposition, while our teenage daughters have been given the 'right' to purchase Plan-B abortion pills, while gay 'marriage' has invaded our nation, while our society has become over-sexualized, American men have been duped into thinking that the 'manly man' should stay away from Church.
After all, Church is for sissy boys!
Wrong! While American men have been parading around like immature school boys, away from the Crucified and Risen Lion, their nation has been torn apart, their families destroyed, their marriages have been divorced or perverted, their pornography has turned them into masturbating imbeciles, or their society has duped them into becoming oversensitive metrosexual wives of their wives!
Things need to change. 'Change' needs to be changed! Men need to put on their Sunday best, which includes big boy pants, and return to Jesus, beginning at Sunday Mass.
"The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham…" Matthew 1:1-17
When we survey the genealogy of Jesus we learn that God's Will will be done through far from perfect men and women. We also learn that God works wonderful good out of downright human evil. This isn't to encourage us to remain in status quo mediocrity, or to practice downright evil. Rather, it is a call for us to get off of our imperfectly comfortable behinds and embrace the Lion of our manhood before it's too late.
This isn't a call to violence. That would also be a counterfeit masculinity. What it is, is a call to responsibility for our relationship with God, our relationship with our family, and our relationship with our society. And this relationship must be based solely on our faith, and on objective truth.
And that is where we must be Lions!
Courage, derived from a relationship with the Eucharistic and Scriptural Jesus, can only come from Divine grace through prayer, and Church attendance! Society does not want an uprising of Christian Lions! Society will attempt to squash, or neuter, any Christian male uprising with PC punishment. For, in order to be a Lion for Christ, we, the American man (for our faith, our family, and Truth in our nation), must embrace the Cross of the Lamb.
Are we up to the task?
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