The crowd responded with thunder.
“We want God!” they shouted, together. “We want God!”
What a moment in modern history: We want God. From the mouths of modern men and women living in a modern atheistic dictatorship.
Kevin Lomax: In the Bible, you lose. We’re destined to lose, Dad.
The Devil’s Advocate 1997
Here on Easter Sunday we finish quite a Holy Week. We have the MSM declaring it “Gay Marriage Week”, me suggesting the Yellow Cross as a twitter badge since we’re going to be marked for respecting our Christian Faith anyway (if you don’t believe me ask why John Hopkins considers Pro-Life the equivalent of White supremacists.
We’ve also talked about Pope Benedict XVI as Pope John Paul I, the lionization of Pope Francis by the left , the absolute love of a humble Jesuit Pope from Hispanics as one of them and the wild card this Pope is.
This all portends what is coming and today on this day of hope and redemption for Christians is the day to explain it.
Francis through act after act of sincere humility has been charmed the MSM. The wall to wall coverage while of intense interest to us, is simply background noise to the low information voter that the media uses to their effect.
Yet that background noise has been establishing a single consistent narrative: Pope Francis as the humble servant of God a different kind of Pope.
Now to us of the faith, this is nothing extraordinary as he IS a humble man of the faith but to the people who do not pay attention and only catch the word in passing through the odd TV show playing, the assorted news report or the magazine in the Doctor’s office it’s a message that they’re not used to getting. He is doing as Father Z explains:
I think what Pope Francis is up to is trying to project, re-project, is an image of the Church as compassionate. He is trying to help people remember (or learn for the first time) that she is actually all about compassion, charity in its truest form.
We’ve lost the message and we have to get it back.
And while the media sees this and pushes it forward they (perhaps mindful of his popularity with the growing Hispanic population in the US, perhaps convinced or hopeful that the tide of history is bringing this pope to their way of thinking) ignores him echoing lines that Richard McBrien said would disqualify Joseph Ratzinger from any chance of winning a papal election
At the very same time, the media with the same narcissism that is their hallmark and lasting legacy of the Baby Boomers they worship, is as Elizabeth Scalia puts it:
…almost ready to deconstruct a fundamental social understanding common to every culture for thousands of years, because of a conceit that we have become so much more enlightened, in the last fifty.
Meanwhile the country suffering through four very bad years has the implementation of Obamacare ahead. While you can’t outlaw the business cycle, when more and more companies cutting back or don’t hire full time to avoid the penalties of the humorously named “affordable care act” middle class families, particularly on the lower end will find themselves hit again Which choice will they take, the cost of buying heath insurance on their own or the huge tax penalty.
Then there are all the issues and the family problems and strife that come from economic hardship. Anger, frustration, domestic problems and all the vices they lead to that people use to forget, drugs and alcohol, infidelity, and that’s not even assuming it leads to thievery and worse.
In a society with strong faith and family structures, these things can be overcome but in a society where the media elites have spent nearly three generations trying to remove God from the equation the end result is despair.
While these symptoms grow how many will notice the vicar of Christ at the very beginning of his new office diagnosed it:
But there is another form of poverty! It is the spiritual poverty of our time, which afflicts the so-called richer countries particularly seriously. It is what my much-loved predecessor, Benedict XVI, called the “tyranny of relativism”, which makes everyone his own criterion and endangers the coexistence of peoples. And that brings me to a second reason for my name. Francis of Assisi tells us we should work to build peace. But there is no true peace without truth! There cannot be true peace if everyone is his own criterion, if everyone can always claim exclusively his own rights, without at the same time caring for the good of others, of everyone, on the basis of the nature that unites every human being on this earth.
And a fellow named Joel identified the solution even before the days of Christ:
Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;
Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment. Perhaps he will again relent and leave behind him a blessing, Joel 2:12-14b
And not today, not tomorrow maybe even not for a few years as things get to their absolute nader as Ameica experiences the darkness of their Good Friday, will come Francis I the lionized, humble and messenger of Christ who the media has already described as a “different” kind of Pope.
He will come to this country and bring that same humility his name implies, but he will also bring with him the message of Christ, undiluted, undisguised and unambiguous just as his other namesake implies.
And when he does so to a country simply thirsting for both truth and hope at that moment will the eyes be opened across the land. The people will see the church for what it truly is. The media will see Francis as he is and always has been and will attack with such venom their wrath at John Paul II & Benedict XVI will seem calm by comparison. And at that point those who celebrate Francis the most will see that same media for what they are, see the emptiness of the false paradise they have proclaimed and cry out with a loud voice in English & Spanish those word made famous by the Poles: “We Want God!” “Queremos a Dios!”
That cry will echo from sea to sea, from small towns to big cities from Hollywood to the halls on congress and it will be heard.
Some might laugh at this suggestion, just as people laughed at possibility that the Bishop of Rome could possibly lead to the fall of Communism in Poland, let alone anywhere else.
It was a decade from those first cries for communism to fall and it will take decades and generations for that same cry in English and Spanish to resonate to the point where the walls of secular narcissism built up so carefully over a lifetime will like Jericho come tumbling down. The media will do its best to shore it up as their empty barren generation dies and fades into the dustbin of history.
And while with these eyes I won’t live to see that final victory, God willing I will be there to see the moment when it all begins.
It will be as glorious as the risen Christ.
Well last week I missed my paycheck by $78 bucks but people had Easter and passover things to buy so that’s understandable. And considering the week before I missed my paycheck by $273 it’s a vast improvement.
Easter season is a time of faith and it will take more that two short paychecks for me to lose the faith I have in my readers.
It’s a new week and a new thermometer so we’ll just see if we can find those 15 people willing to kick in that $20.