Sunday, December 09, 2012

The Old Testament on Our pResident

Leave it to Fr. Rutler to find the appropriate quotation.

...Our culture is enduring a severe test of itself. If Christ does not govern minds and hearts, mere humans will volunteer to do it, and they will do it badly.  When the Judges of  Israel could think only about their own existence with reference to how other people existed apart from divine regimen, they wanted a human king. Samuel warned them: “He will take the best of your fields, vineyards, and olive groves and give them to his officials…. He will tithe  your flocks, and you yourselves will become slaves” (1 Samuel  8:14, 17). These days, he will take a lot more than ten per cent....

Umnnnhhhh, yah.

Actually, the essay is about Advent, widely ignored by all, including most Catholics.


Grim said...

Ezekiel is better reading for where this country is, and what kind of judgment it is daring.

Saint Revolution said...

No, sir.

It is Maccabees...the story of the God-backed righting of TRUTH.

Even The Almighty knows that, sometimes, it is only a 2x4 upside the head that gets the message across to certain Sheol sympathizers.