This past Tuesday’s election disaster has brought up an issue of who to trust in the church.
I go to church because it is Sacred Ground. One would think one knows where one stands on Sacred Ground. It is because we share a common faith that we can trust one another. This faith is ratified in the blood of Christ, so, if we follow it, then we are assured of the blessings to follow. We will have kept faith with God and one another, and then everything works out according to the will of God.
But, it is clearly evident to me now that there are Catholics who simply do not care what the church thinks, and they will go about playing God regardless of what others think - whether those others be one’s fellow man or God himself. It’s an extremely presumptous attitude if one thinks they can negotiate with sacred principles, and, if one refuses to capitulate, it is completely defiant of sacred principles.
But capitulation is impossible now that the elections are over. Half our brethren chose Barabbas over Christ, so now we have no choice but to carry the cross, suffer persecution and be crucified all over again. Christ was supposed to have done this for us once and for all, but when people sin they deliberately ignore the sufferings of Christ, and they abuse the Sacred Principles the just suffer to obey.
So now we must carry the cross. Of course, the cross is not a piece of wood nowadays, it may be one of the tools an abortionist uses to kill a baby. Or it may be something else…
But that’s what I guess I dont understand…
How we can call ourselves Christian when half the people in church aren’t even really “there”? This whole election has deeply wounded my faith in others. I dont feel I can trust the person sitting next to me in church anymore. Is this what it means to suffer the cross - that I should be readily handing the person sitting next to me in church the tools of abortion? Or should I be resisting this? Resisting it seems more appropriate, of course. But then what? They don’t care. They wont listen. They chose Barabbas over Christ. What am I to do?