There is a great temptation today to confuse sociological evolution with spiritual progress, and Christians are the first to succumb to that temptation. Nevertheless, the Bible expressly tells us that the history of mankind ends in judgment. It does not give place to the Kingdom. ~ Jacques Ellul, False Presence of the Kingdom, from MM’s “Francis & Political Illusion”
A human soul languishing in the desert for days without food or water, baking under a relentless sun with no shade in sight, walks until it crawls to the edge of its own death. Just as it is about to close its eyes for the very last time, it spots what appears to be two glasses on a flat rock. One is filled with clear sparkling liquid, and the other with something slightly murky. Its mind reaches for the clear glass, downs it instantly, and dies a slow agonizing death in the desert…having taken the poison without thinking to smell or taste the murky water first. Good Sunday Morning Dear Friend…
“Is the Pope Catholic?”
What a staggering question put forth…on the front cover of Newsweek!! Think of the enormous and entangling implications of such a bold question raised, concerning the very integrity of the Chair of Peter and the Vicar of Christ. Imagine the surgeon giving the nod to the anesthesiologist to begin open-heart surgery on your six-year-old son, when the head nurse holds her hand up to ask him if he is really a doctor!
Beware the fruit of error, and the nets of “false compassion” cast to catch the unawares crawling from the desert…desperate and thirsty. “Political Illusion”…like a mirage. The title “Francis & Political Collusion” could work just as well, could it not? The errors of both Church and State are moving in perfect unison to the detriment of mankind! The nets have been cast…THINK!
Even the question is an orchestrated distraction. The Newsweek cover should have our faces with the question, “Are YOU Catholic?” Extrapolate further…Are YOU a Man? Are YOU AWAKE? These are the more important questions, are they not? Because if you can answer yes to all three, then you are able to see the fruits of error everywhere you turn.
Look to the Ivy that has become the Poison Ivy of New Haven to see the “Fruit of Corruption” as it gnashes the minds of your children. Like Sam from yesterday’s blog, who’s been riding with Obama in the desert on the ISLAMIC horse with no name: “state-perpetuated violence”! Or we can turn to Washington for a dose of the same political doublespeak from Obama’s mouthpiece, John Kirby: State Department Press Secretary John Kirby offered a contradictory assessment of U.S. progress against radical Islam on Friday, calling the ideology a “loser” that was nonetheless “metastasizing” across the world.
Only the mindless sheep…or mindful cowards, would follow such bunk and utter nonsense! We are living through times so perilous, you would have to envision St. Patrick calling upon the residents of Ireland to open their hearts and homes to the snakes…instead of driving them OUT! Sort of reminds me of the joke…
Is the Pope Catholic? Does a bear remember to put the seat down? 😉
Hold fast to your bible and liturgical doctrine as they were a raft in a great flood, because they are Dear Friend! Leave the political charlatans and false prophets to their looms…and hold on tight!