Today's Wisdom

Those who do not pass from the experience of the cross to the truth of the resurrection condemn themselves to despair! For we cannot encounter God without first crucifying our narrow notions of a god who reflects only our own understanding of omnipotence and power
Pope Francis

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Why Heterosexual Marriage is Important Or Why Trump Matters !

As the distinguished preacher Fr. Busch spoke at St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica in Toronto, I felt the air of sacredness which we lost in the world. It was the Mass on Sunday October 16. The Gospel reading was about the Parable of the unjust judge who did not respect God nor cared to be just with the seekers who wanted their rights restored (Luke 18: 1-8). Jesus explains the parable that God will render his merciful justice to those seekers as he "will see to it that justice is done for them speedily." However, Jesus warns his followers "But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
This is a deep point in the context of the development of history, and precisely in the civilization of the West where doubts about nearly everything lead to other doubts. Many people, especially young adults, question the faith and want everything given to them on a platter of silver. This past Friday on October 14, 2016, a lecture based on "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis was presented at Jesus the King Church in Toronto. See But some concepts were rather complex or academic for the ordinary persons who attended.The question that must be asked to most of us is "why do we want to limit ourselves to entertainment". People usually answer that they are highly stressed at work, and some do not work in their specialization, so they prefer to relax in the week-end. In the absence of a proper school system, our children who ask us about faith will have no answer. Faith is more than the Bible. It is more than what we know. It is a gift from God that needs to be cultivated in order to be fruitful. This is the meaning of the development of doctrine in the Church. Bishop Robert Barron explains it here: - Most people have no time to think much. Too busy at work and many take up more than one job if available. However, this does not solve the problem of excessive doubt.  If we agree that we influence each other, we can trace the influence of the current scientific ideologies that are widely spread by the media to the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment had its good values such as literary criticism which entailed the historical criticism that emphasizes the context in which a Biblical book was written in history, and text criticism that researched the genre of text whether historic, poetic, or prophetic.   The Enlightenment had also negative currents whose scholars turned the Biblical Old Testament to nearly a collection of myths. 
From the Enlightenment, came the philosophical ideas of modernism and post-modernism (relativism). Two World Wars killed millions of people and destroyed countries but also created revolutions that seek vengeance. Radical feminism was born when women had to work in order to support their families after men died in the wars. This is the liberal movement that grew with the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Promiscuity and adultery found their ways into families, destroyed them by instituting divorce in most Western countries. Once legalized, so was abortion too. The liberal governments support the individualism of today. Today sexual education, to kids in schools of Ontario, Canada, teaches them that homosexual union is as natural as bisexual, transsexual and heterosexual marriage. Educators in Toronto are encouraged to get the male and female children in school to discover their own sexual organs by showing them to each other before they are in their high teens when they become sexually active...
Heterosexual marriage remains the only acceptable marriage in the eyes of the Church. It is one of the Church sacraments in which Man and Woman are sanctified in their love and are fruitful in begetting kids.
With the recent mutual insults and attacks on each other's personal life, the American Republican nominee and Democratic nominee have used every mean to destroy the other. Although many Americans especially those on the Democratic side claim that they do not like Donald Trump, they will have to face the truth before the presidential election only on this matter:
Who of the 2 candidates supports planned parenthood, abortion, and same-sex marriage?
Abortion, divorce, and same-sex marriage contribute to a childless society which means that there will hardly be any new generations that will grow, work, and pay taxes to support the infrastructure projects needed by society to keep its standard of living. Lack of workers means too that products   other than automated ones will not be enough to sustain the economy in a global competitive market. It also affects the pension of the elderly of society which would become a burden on the government and in turn would encourage assisted suicide and euthanasia. In brief it will kill society unless new comers or migrants are allowed to increase and eventually impose their own values and cultural stamp on the country - Which means a change from the Christian values on which Western nations were built to other non-Christian values and other laws such as Islamic Sharia the way it is interpreted by violent jihadists which once in place the country becomes a dictatorship managed by minds that will ensure a return to ancient times when women were treated as objects. The country, therefore, loses its democratic charter and citizens lose their liberty.

Of course, a better choice is another better candidate, but it is too late. America cannot lead the world the way it is now. Childless Europe has necessitated accepting immigrants. Generations of children are needed. Civilization requires a correction. If America must stay democratic and become a great nation, Americans need to elect a non-liberal candidate!
Again Jesus asks "But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

Today's Quote

"Behold I make all things new." (Revelation 21:5)


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