The Morning After

November 7, 2012

Crying in your beer

Today Americans woke up to four more years of the Marxist in Chief in the White House with his Death Squad generals and official Race Baiters.  The sun still rose in the East, the wind still blew, and a lot of people took off for work as usual.

I’ve thought a lot about what continuing this administration means for the common good, and where God is in all of this.  As hard as many prayed, sacrificed, and fasted for the end of this regime, nobody should have thought that the war for our constitutional principles and precedence of the natural law would be easily won.  The Pope’s Year of Faith is providential when you look at a few estimated statistics on this election: 90% of black people voted for Obama, 71% of Hispanics, 54% of women, and 40% of the elderly.  Forty-two percent of the electorate is composed of people between ages 18-30. Twenty to twenty-five percent of the electorate have no religious affiliation and most vote Democrat.

Obama will be appointing at least two new Supreme Court Justices in this next term.  They will be activist judges and will make the court more liberal than ever for the next thirty years.  Gun control and other oppressive acts outside the Constitution will become a reality.

We are in desperate need of the New Evangelization.  People need to see that the living God is the God of life but the majority in our country blindly and stubbornly chose death in this election.  We couldn’t even take the Senate, a most important body that would have helped us thwart the loss of our liberties if a majority of God-fearing people had been elected.

Now is not the time, however, to cry in our beer.  We must continue our prayer, fasting, and sacrifices We must diligently educate ourselves in our Faith, continue to live the Gospel, and do what we can to educate others on our Constitution, the natural law, and moral obligations to others.  We must be good Catholic witnesses wherever we are. We must prepare to be martyrs.

Meanwhile, God will not be mocked.  We can be sure of that.  What He will do and how He will do it remains to be seen, but we can be sure that it won’t be pretty for a country that continues to kill babies in the womb, the disabled, and the elderly.   In this Year of Faith we must go out of our way to arm ourselves with truth and the sword of the Spirit.  We must never give in to bullies who want to squelch our God-given rights to freedom of conscience and religion and our lives.  

I look for a great outpouring of God’s grace on His followers in these coming years.  He will not leave us to hell if we fix our eyes on the banner of the Cross.  But none of us is going to avoid the coming chastisement of this world.

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15 Comments to The Morning After

  1. Great post and just what I needed to hear.
    God bless!

  2. Colleen on November 7th, 2012
  3. Thanks, Colleen. I know many of us are disappointed, but God is in charge and is undefeated.

  4. barb on November 7th, 2012
  5. Hi Barb, I loved your post today. God will not be mocked and you were right on the money in your commentary.

    The election simply proved that we are a post-Christian nation. Satan is playing to all the itching ears, lying his way into one special interest group and then another. Nothing has changed in human nature since Eden save Jesus Christ.

    What can we do? Pray. Be watchful of our own walk with the Lord. Support all in the family of Christ who choose holiness over fellowship.

    Blessings,
    Lynn

  6. Lynn Baber on November 7th, 2012
  7. Amen, Lynn. I think we’ve been given a couple of warnings – Hurricane Katrina and the Joplin tornado. Sandy is the beginning of a more intense chastisement. Just as God punished the Israelites for their unfaithfulness using other nations as a scourge, so He will do with the United States and the whole world. No place or people will be exempt.

  8. barb on November 7th, 2012
  9. “I look for a great outpouring of God’s grace”
    barb, I concur. God’s permissive will covers these moment of His Reign. He working behind the scenes and our prayer are part ot the great outpouring to be expected right on time, His time.
    My thought is that He doesn’t want us depending on government or the President, any President, to grant us the freedom which in reality we already have, or supply our abundance.
    Joann recently posted..Knowing You

  10. Joann on November 10th, 2012
  11. The potential Supreme Court hit is what scares me the most. I’m praying Scalia and Thomas can hold in there at their age.

    But you’re right its time to work hard at building a coalition, getting informed and spreading the word. I’m seeing more and more people pour their resources and talents into this fight.

  12. Michael Maedoc on November 10th, 2012
  13. We Catholics have an obligation to spread the truth of the Gospel. But this election was driven by those committed to getting free handouts. All too soon they will find nothing is free. It all comes at a price. God will exact the price.

  14. barb on November 11th, 2012
  15. I totally agree, Joann. Actually, the government is trying to take away our God-given freedom. It can make life miserable for us, but idols are still idols and the politicians will never get our hearts which belong to God alone.

  16. barb on November 11th, 2012
  17. I join those who were disappointed by the election results. While I doubt it’s accurate to call Obama a Marxist, I’m of course appalled by his support of abortion “rights” and “gay marriage”, and that he could be appointing at least two new justices to the US Supreme Court nearly makes me shudder. I wasn’t wild and crazy about Romney, but the thought of another four years of Obama was too much to swallow.

    Perhaps it is appropriate that Pope Benedict declared this the Year of Faith, as that seems to be what the West is sadly lacking in overall. We don’t need our country heading down the path of secularism that Europe has already embraced. In addition, I feel that we as Catholics need to avoid the thinking that many conservative evangelicals seem to have fallen for: that right-wing political activism–especially in the form of electing Republicans to office–is the solution to our problems. This battle won’t ultimately be won at the ballot box or in the courtrooms or legislatures. Rather, the hearts of the people have to change.

    Lord, send us revival!

    Evan
    Evan recently posted..An Oldie, but a Goodie!

  18. Evan on November 11th, 2012
  19. I’ll show you the accuracy of the Marxist label next week, Evan. Hearts won’t change until everything people hold dear outside of God is taken away.

  20. barb on November 11th, 2012
  21. Thank you for an important post. And your sentence in the comment above is just what I’ve been thinking – that hearts won’t change until everything people hold dear outside of God is taken away.
    Nancy Shuman recently posted..Godly Sense

  22. Nancy Shuman on November 11th, 2012
  23. “Just as God punished the Israelites for their unfaithfulness using other nations as a scourge, so He will do with the United States and the whole world.”

    Is this an article of faith, found in the Catholic Catechism, or your own personal opinion?

  24. Moonshadow on November 18th, 2012
  25. It’s all through the old Testament. God repeatedly used other nations to punish Israel for it’s misdeeds. All sin carries within itself consequences of that sin.

  26. barb on November 18th, 2012
  27. “we’ve been given a couple of warnings – Hurricane Katrina and the Joplin tornado. Sandy is the beginning of a more intense chastisement.”

    I’m aware of the Old Testament stories in which God used Israel’s enemies to oppress them.

    I don’t want to belabor this but I’d venture it isn’t so cut and dried. Here’s Fr. Haydock’s commentary on Luke 13: 2, with my emphasis –

    “People are naturally inclined to believe, that those who are unfortunate, and afflicted with calamities, must likewise be culpable and impious. […] Our Saviour wishes to do away with this prejudice, by telling them that the Galileans, who are here spoken of, were not the most culpable among the inhabitants of that country; shewing by this, that God often spares the most wicked, and sends upon the good the most apparent signs of vengeance, that he may exercise the patience, and crown the merit of the latter, and give to the former an example of the severity which they must expect, if they continue in their disorders.” St. Luke – Chapter 13

    I’m sure you know this from your own experience.

  28. Moonshadow on November 18th, 2012
  29. Exactly. Expect multiple chastisements because the world as a whole and our country in particular has abandoned God. We all are guilty of sin, some of us more than others. He, in His mercy, is trying to get our attention and calling us to conversion. CCC #1869 speaks of “structures of sin”…In an analogous sense, they constitute a “social sin.” CCC #1472-73 speaks of the punishments for sin, among which are temporal punishments. A nation that has embraced the wholesale slaughter of it’s defenseless citizens (babies in the womb), for example, will pay a price for this “social sin.” (JP II, RP16) It will not only be the natural consequences of this sin, but whatever God must do to us to make us stop the sin. Cf. 2 Machabees 7. We have to see in the terrible adversities already visited upon our country as well as in those yet to come, God’s chastisement. The innocent will suffer along with the guilty in this opportunity for conversion and the practice of virtue.

  30. barb on November 18th, 2012

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