One of the biggest dangers for those who battle the Devil and/or the Left is complacency.
After a big victory like say Trump’s election in 2016 or the departure of Planned Parenthood from Fitchburg this year, we tend to celebrate our victory and then like Cincinnatus retire back to our lives figuring our work is done. In a sense this is very natural as we tend not to define ourselves by our battle but by the lives we lead. We’ll make the fight when it’s needed but we’d much rather live our lives as we were before having to join the ranks.
Unfortunately if there is one thing that the Devil and the left have in common it’s tenacity. To them the battle for the soul, either of an individual or a nation never ends. As St. Peter put it
Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for (someone) to devour.1 Peter 5:8-9
Resist him, steadfast in faith, knowing that your fellow believers throughout the world undergo the same sufferings.
So just a few weeks after the Battle of Fitchburg had been won with the departure of Planned Parenthood old scratch and we prepared to celebrate, our work finished ready to go back to normalcy we find that the Fitchburg Public library will be hosting “Drag Queen Storytime” this Friday.
Now there are several counter measures in the works that I’m not going to list here on the blog just yet (I will mention is a special Mass which will be held Friday at 5 PM at St Bernard’s parish at St. Camillus Church) but I do want to reiterate the point I made above.
About 30 years ago when the gangs started to move into Fitchburg for some inexplicable reason (my guess is fear of being called racists) the city didn’t crack down hard on them. Now the drug trade flourishes here, the State police are permanently stationed here and just this week we had a drug related killing.
If you want to stop bad things coming to your city so have to stand up and do something, even if it means risking others pushing back. The city let it’s guard down decades ago and is still paying the price.
I submit and suggest that this is another example of this principle. The other side. both temporal and spiritual, never rests, never sleeps and never stops and if you choose to give this stuff a pass as a city, as a people and as a culture the price you will pay is far greater than any grief you get for standing up.
Fitchburg it’s up to you.