I would dearly love to become a hermit at this time; just fade away to a cabin in the wilderness and spend the rest of my life in prayer, as my 78 year old mother is doing. ( God Bless her!) But I am certain that God gave me this outspoken and tenacious personality for another reason. So I am going to stand up and be counted, no matter the cost. After all, I have a good example to follow:
Friday, November 7, 2008
Fight or Fade
It is time for every Catholic, indeed, every Christian, to take a stand on our faith. We are being assaulted on every front, from our babes in the womb to our elderly and sick; from our work places to our churches, our hospitals, and schools. Everywhere there is an anti-Christian, and especially anti-Catholic, agenda. We have a choice: You can say, it doesn't concern me; I am a good Catholic- I go to Church, receive the Sacraments, I pray every day. You can fade into the background and just live out your life. Or you can choose to fight. That is the hardest choice. It means facing ridicule and scorn. It means speaking up against all the evil that is being forced on us by politicians and people with culture of death agendas. It means setting an example for others. It means financially supporting those who are fighting the good fight. It means taking a stand with your children and not letting them fall prey to the undermining of fashion trends and peer pressure. It means taking the time to make your voice heard by your political representative on issues that are being voted on in Parliament or the Senate. It means inspiring others in your family and friends to renew their religious faith so that they too will not be steamrolled by a society hellbent on destruction. It means getting up off your couch and your comfort zone. It means the salvation of your soul.