We take so much for granted.
We assume American freedom like we assume our next breath. We assume that everyone in our nation is of good will, and that religious freedom will endure like the unfailing flag, revered in 'the Star Spangled Banner.'
Yet, our assumption is based on laziness, and superstition, based on un-Biblical and irrational thinking, influenced by popular thought and ideology, fed to us by the very people who seek to destroy our faith.
For the trojan horse is already in our Church via the progressive cafeteria disciple--and in our homes via the mass media, popular entertainment, and perverted public educational systems which seek to reeducate us in the values and ideals of secularism, socialism, and the culture of death.
Now, they are coming for our Sacraments!
"The prophet sent him the message: 'Go and wash seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will heal, and you will be clean.'” 2 Kings 5:1-15
It all starts with baptism.
In baptism, through the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus, we die to all worldliness and Rise from the waters of Mercy as children of God, and members of the Body of Christ, the Church. This Sacrament initiates us into New Life in Christ. Like Naaman, we are washed clean in the Divine Mercy of God, made anew.
This sacrament has never been friendly to worldly tyrants.
Looking back on Nazi Germany, Communist Russia, Maoist China, Castro's Cuba, and in hints of Obama's America, Christianity, and specifically Catholicism, has been squashed with a sudden and powerful virulence marked by the spirit of the anti-Christ. Church's have been bulldozed, priests lined up an shot, evangelizers and prophets jailed, Crosses and Christian symbols taken down, not to destroy a myth and protect the people, but to provide an obstacle to faith through the grace of God in the sacraments.
"Send forth your light and your fidelity; they shall lead me on And bring me to your holy mountain,to your dwelling-place." Psalm 42:2-3; 43:3-4
Sacraments create saints...and saints, as far as communists and socialists are concerned, are bad for business!
Sacramental confession frees men and women from the bondage of worldly vice. Worldly vice is the hook that keeps people attached to the 'powers that be.' Confession is bad for business. The Eucharist feeds men and women on the Bread of Life in Jesus Christ, uniting their hearts and minds, bodies and energies with the Holy Trinity, the angels and saints, and their brothers and sisters all around the world. This 'communion of saints' runs antithetical to the earthly utopia proposed by the enemies of our Church.
For our persecutors vie for their kingdom on earth, while we pray and worship that 'Thy Kingdom Come.' They sense our strength derived in the sacraments. Despairing, they seek to destroy them, and us.
"Jesus said to the people in the synagogue at Nazareth: 'Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place.'" Luke 4:24-30
Progressives will bristle at these thoughts. They will say that this is preposterous, and that progressive Catholics seek the same God as moderate and conservative Catholics do. The same God? 'Thou shalt not kill.' Explain that to me. Explain how abortion and euthanasia and gay marriage, not to mention religious persecution through the HHS mandate, doesn't point to idolatry?
Progressives aside, the comfortable assuming type, the Catholic and Christian who is financially secure, and sees no danger in our nation today, will giggle and say that this is one big conspiracy theory, sophomoric rhetoric, and an expression of a lack of faith in the Almighty God.
History shows that the assuming type were the perfect stepping stones for the tyrants initiatives. After all, the assuming type has already voted for Obama twice! And look where that has gotten us.
It's time we become the unacceptable prophet, the counter-cultural Catholic-Christian, the American Revolutionary patriot, all rolled up in the grace of the Sacraments.
Before it's too late!