As we head into this third day of vote harvesting and counting, we begin to understand that as a whole, the world has lost its collective mind. But it is not only here in America where we are witnessing an utter abuse of the electoral process, worldwide countries are going back into full lock-down due to the ‘second wave of the pandemic’. And on top of all of that, we are witnessing an increase in violence against Christians in nations that were once bedrocks of the Christian Faith. Unfortunately, with each passing day, I truly believe that we have entered into the time of which St. Anthony the Great spoke about when he said:
“A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, “You are mad; you are not like us.”
Of course, I am mostly referring to the media and the onslaught of lies that are being fed to us every moment of every day. Their agenda is so painfully clear. There is a desire among evil men to destroy not only our country, but also to destroy the world, more specifically, a desire to destroy all that is good and holy. Yet, even with all that is going on, we mustn’t forget that this the time in which God has called each of us to live.
I know that there are many of you out there with stories of conversion similar or more dramatic than my own, I know that you understand that God has called you out of the clutches of the world. A world now drunk on the fermenting lies of the evil one. We are living in a world which has lost sight of its rightful Master. Still we mustn’t fret and lose sight of the Truth which is Jesus Christ. Besides, if we allow our gaze to shift from the Lord, we risk falling into despair… and that is not a risk we should be willing to chance. It is a very somber picture that awaits for us on the horizontal. We must keep our eyes on the vertical, we must look up to Christ. Not only must we gaze upon the Cross, we must muster up the courage to embrace the Cross. The very Cross from which Christ poured His blood on all the world to save us. Lastly, we mustn’t forget that we are not made for this world, it is an angry beast that wishes only to devour and destroy our peace… Remember… We were made for far greater things… we are children of the Lord… not of the world. When they stand and mock you, throwing insults and stones, remember, they hated Christ first.
During this continuation of difficult days that stretch before us, do not grow weary and lose hope. God is our Hope. Christ is our Salvation.We must pray. We must assist at the Sacrifice of the Mass while we still can. Who knows if another lock down is in our future. Regardless of the outcome of the vote. Regardless of the outcome of the virus, we must pray. Ask God for His Mercy, His guidance and His strength. We can not do this on our own, our strength will fail us… every time. We must rely on Him alone. He has called us, each one of us. So stand firm. Do not let your heart grow weary. Do not take your eyes off of the promise that Christ gave us from the Cross. It is the only Truth that matters when everything else is gone. It is the Truth that will set us free. Stay strong my friends, and May God bless each one of us.