How does a devout Catholic live happily in, not only a post-Christian (I don’t like that phrase) world – but a planet ever more and more hostile to Christians, Christianity and God in general. And before you accuse me of judging, I am the chief sinner amongst you. And I pray for sinners, and know that God loves them just as much as he loves me. I know that every human is worthy of love, no matter who they are, what they believe or what they chose to do… but:
I noticed the following:
Living in Canada I’ve noticed:
1.Suicide is looked upon as a favourable alternative to any form of suffering, in fact assisted suicide has become legal and is encouraged.
2.Homosexuality is celebrated as a viable and reached for lifestyle - and a norm, with gay couple adoption an marriage a unescapable conclusion and reality. The acceptance of the Cross of homosexuality and loving individual as a person created and loved by God is yesterday’s baseline not today’s. Any unacceptance of any sexual practice whatsoever is seen as radical discrimination worthy of shame and job loss – love is not enough anymore – celebration is a baseline.
3.Christian guilt & Catholic guilt is at an all time high with the majority of 30-40 something Christians turning their backs on their father and mother’s Churches, without understanding their faith.
4.Abortion is seen as an unassailable right in being a strong woman. It fact it is celebrated and seen as a virtuous endeavor
5.Radical feminism has launched the male guilt movement so far as to demonize men at every turn.
6.Hook-up culture has reduced the sex act to the level of drive through fast food, designed to satisfy a basic need.
7.Any mention of God or His Church is seen as an attack on the rights of individuals and freedom.
8.Any mention of Christmas or Easter is seen as an attack on diversity and inclusion.
9.Sin is viewed as a point of view and hell and satan are no lingered considered threats.
I see a day where Christianity becomes outlawed, and Church pastors are arrested for slander, hate speech and bigotry to the general public.
NOTE: In the world, Christians are killed by the thousands, and barely a mention. NOTE
Are we not stoned if we proclaim Christ, either literally or figuratively in 2018?
Whenever I see someone wearing a cross in public I feel like hugging them and saying “me too”…
Just looking for some coping methods as I feel defeated, as if the struggle is lost.
I pray daily for the world, and look to the Saints, but how does one evangelize in a world that resembles more closely first century Rome than anything else. I feel sadness for this…