DEFENDING THE TRUE MEANING OF
Two of the most horrendous dates in
the history of the United States of America were Jan 22, 1973 and June 26,
2015—both moral catastrophes, immoral Tsunamis!
On the first date 1973 the Supreme Court legalized across the country
the killing of innocent babies; abortion is its name! Then in June 2015
same-sex unions were given the same legal-status as traditional marriages
between man and woman. Confronted with
these two horrendous and horrific moral tragedies as believers of Our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ, as believers in the Bible, as believers in the Holy Law of
God that we call the Ten Commandments we must speak out! We must already form our counter-strategy to
this deluge and inundation of evil like the deluge in the time of Noe.
The following will be ten clear
item-action steps that we can undertake to confront this tidal wave of evil
that wants to engulf all of humanity.
CALL A SPADE A SPADE! Name it and claim it! We must lift up our voices and affirm
unequivocally that the decision to legalize homosexual unions was a wrong,
disastrous and catastrophic decision. If you like, a major victory for Satan
and his minions. The Prophet warned us
in the Old Testament that there will be times when good will be called evil and
evil will be called good. We must affirm unequivocally that the practice of
homosexual acts and same-sex unions is morally reprehensible.
TRUST IN GOD! Even though this decision has plunged
many into a profound state of desolation, anger and even fear, we must trust
God. God has allowed this to happen. Remember the words of St. Paul: “Where sin
abounds the mercy of God abounds all the more.”
Then those of St. Augustine can encourage us: “God only allows evil to bring greater good
from evil.” In some mysterious way God will bring even greater good out of this
apparently monstrous and Luciferian evil! God’ plan will unfold!
DEFEND THE TRUTH. All of us who are followers of
the Lord Jesus and the Bible which indeed is the Word of God should study God’s
Word and learn Biblical passages that defend the true nature of the human
person, the true nature of marriage, the true nature of human sexuality, and
the true nature of the family. There are
many Biblical passages in both the Old and the New Testament that clearly
condemn homosexuality and defend traditional marriages. Read them; learn them;
memorize them so that you can fight the good fight and run the good race and
win the merited crown that awaits you as soldier of Christ! While we live we
must fight; in heaven we can rest for all eternity.
NEVER USE EVIL TO OVERCOME EVIL. Some radicals are convinced that
evil can be overcome by evil—never!!!
Never should followers of Christ have recourse to violent means—either
physical or verbal—to carry out God’s word. Peter took out his sword to strike
and Jesus told him to put it back in the sheath. “Those who live by the sword
will die by the sword.” Toward those who have unfortunately embraced a
homosexual life-style we should pray for them, love them as brothers and
sisters in Christ and long for their conversion and the salvation of their
immortal souls. Jesus suffered, and shed every drop of His most Precious Blood
for their salvation as well as for ours! May they repent and become great saints!
FOSTER WHOLESOME, HOLY AND HAPPY
The promotion and proliferation of same-sex unions is definitely a wakeup
call for authentic Christian, authentic followers of Christ. This means in
concrete that we must make a most strenuous effort on our part to form holy
families. God must be in the center of our families. Husbands must love their
wives with a noble and pure love and never a love of lust and exploitation.
Parents should truly love their children especially desiring the salvation of
their immortal souls. Brothers and sisters should overcome selfishness,
jealousy, ambitions and anger and strive to put into practice Jesus’
commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you!” God has allowed this moral
evil so as to challenge us to foster true and holy families! God allows evil to
bring greater good out of the evil.
PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN. Due to these new laws, the
educational system will change radically, of course in favoring and promoting
same-sex unions and much more. Consequently, parents must be doubly vigilant
with respect to what their children are learning and absorbing. Children are
like sponges; they absorb all they see and hear and experience, both good and
evil. As I see it there are various
options for parents:
HOME-SCHOOLING. Simply school your
children at home. As such, at least presently, the teaching curriculum will be
much better and the ugly experiences that children are exposed to in a public
setting will to a great extent be eliminated.
SOLID CATHOLIC SCHOOLS. If possible
find a good catholic school that is faithful to the Papacy and Magisterium of
the Church and enroll your children there. We must find safe havens and
refuges—a Noe’s Ark!
PUBLIC SCHOOLS: CONSTANT
VIGILANCE. If there is no other option
except to have them enrolled in Public schools then it is incumbent upon
parents to be constantly teaching their children moral values and supervising
what their children are learning—supporting the good and constantly correcting
the moral evils that are being taught.
Indeed one of the greatest evils that
flow from the legalization of same-sex unions and its proliferation is the
damaging of the innocent children. Children and teenagers are forced to be
brought up in a society with a whirlwind of moral confusion. Parents must be
doubly intelligent, prayerful and strong in being good shepherds to the flock
that has been entrusted to them and ward off the many wolves that are now
constantly on the prowl! Parents must form their own consciences as well as
that of their children. Evil cannot be fully avoided, but it must be explained
clearly to children. Therefore, constant and transparent dialogue must exist
between parents and children.
FOSTER SOLID CATHOLIC CONFERENCES,
MEETINGS, RETREATS ON THE AUTHENTIC MEANING OF MARRIAGE. In reaction to the erroneous concept of
marriage and family that same-sex unions are spreading, it is incumbent upon us
to form well-trained speakers—Bishops, priests, brothers, nuns and even the
laity – to teach on the beauty of true marital love as well as the evil of the
practice of homosexuality and same-sex unions!
Never have we lived in a society with so much information. However,
never have we lived in a society with so much confusion! Side by side with the
information explosion is the confusion explosion. Indeed we live underneath or
even in the Tower of Babel!
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES. To stem the tide of evil and confusion there
must be a concerted effort on the part of Pastors and Parishes to prepare the
young who have embarked upon the beautiful stage of preparation for the
Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. A one-day
Pre-Cana Retreat to prepare couples for a life-long commitment to the Sacrament
of Holy Matrimony is ludicrous to say the least. The athletes have a saying: “No pain no gain!” This sports principle we can apply to
anything worthy of serious pursuit, especially that of Marriage and the family. The more assiduous and serious the Marriage
preparation the more solid will be the rock on which to build the Marriage and
family life. A poor preparation is like the house built on sand. Problems will
come quickly and the family will crumble and crash!(Mt. 7:21-28)
STUDY OF NATURAL LAW. Not only is the practice of homosexuality and
same-sex unions against the Bible—the Word of God. Furthermore, it is against Natural Law; this
might even be called “The Theology of the Body”. (St. Pope John Paul II). God
created man and woman different. Both are different but equal in nature. Both
fill what is lacking in the other by what is called complementarity. One
compliments or completes the other. The two unite physically and if God so
wills He intervenes allowing the conception and infusing an immortal soul in
that newly conceived person. How extraordinary is procreation in which God
calls man and woman by their marital union to collaborate with Him in bringing
to birth, in bringing into the world a new person who will one day be destined
to eternal glory in heaven! Natural Law as well as common sense points to the
union of man and woman as the channel by which God has chosen to bring new life
into existence. Study Natural Law!
10. BOOK OF JONAH! The prophet Jonah lived in very evil times.
Sin and evil were rampant—so much so that God had already decided to destroy
the huge city of Nineveh, very much like Sodom and Gomorrah. After overcoming
his initial resistance Jonah lands on the shore of Nineveh and he starts to
preach: “In forty days Nineveh will be
destroyed.” The word of this somewhat
bizarre preacher reaches the ears of the King of Nineveh and he orders a
universal fast. Animals, children, young people, men and women are all called
to very serious penance. How? All were
to wear sack-cloth, to sprinkle ashes on their person and to fast—to go without
eating! This was a universal mandate that all carried out. God looked down on
Nineveh and saw this and was moved to compassion. Consequently, God did not
carry out His plan to destroy the city of Nineveh and all of its inhabitants.
Now is the time to relive the Book of Jonah. Now is the time to double our
efforts in prayer. Now is the time to seek out forms of penance- fasting,
mortification, asceticism, self-denial, etc. for the purpose of saving humanity
from God’s anger and a chastisement. Our Lady of Fatima stated clearly to the
three little Shepherd children—Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia—that many souls are
lost because there is nobody to offer sacrifices for them. Let us lift up our
minds, souls, hearts, voices and generous souls to implore God’s mercy on a
world that has gone astray!