Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Get Ready for the Really Bad Stuff

In 2 Samuel 11-12, we find the story of David and Bathsheba.  

To recap: David saw Bathsheba and desired her. She became pregnant by him; to hide his misdeed, David recalled Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah, from battle, presuming that he would have relations with his wife and would then assume that he himself was the father of the child.

Uriah, however, did not sleep with his wife, and in desperation, David had his general put Uriah in the front line of battle so that he would be killed. This did in fact happen, and then David took Bathsheba as his wife.

The prophet Nathan, hearing from God, went to David with a story of a man who stole his neighbor’s beloved ewe lamb, and David was brought to the realization of what he had done. Nathan announced God’s judgment, which included the death of the child born to Bathsheba.

The LORD struck the child that the wife of Uriah had borne to David, and it became desperately ill.  David besought God for the child. He kept a fast, retiring for the night to lie on the ground clothed in sackcloth. The elders of his house stood beside him urging him to rise from the ground; but he would not, nor would he take food with them.  

On the seventh day, the child died. David's servants, however, were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said: "When the child was alive, we spoke to him, but he would not listen to what we said. How can we tell him the child is dead? He may do some harm!" But David noticed his servants whispering among themselves and realized that the child was dead. He asked his servants, "Is the child dead?" They replied, "Yes, he is."

Rising from the ground, David washed and anointed himself, and changed his clothes. Then he went to the house of the LORD and worshiped. He returned to his own house, where at his request food was set before him, and he ate. His servants said to him: "What is this you are doing? While the child was living, you fasted and wept and kept vigil; now that the child is dead, you rise and take food." He replied: "While the child was living, I fasted and wept, thinking, 'Perhaps the LORD will grant me the child's life.' But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me."

And so, similarly, we see the death of our hope that Obama would be defeated in this election. So my husband and I celebrated even before the election returns were being discussed, because, after all, we knew that God’s will would be done. The election was over. 

Of course, it’s a little different than David’s baby dying. We will see millions more babies die because of Obama’s re-election. We can and must continue to pray and fast for an end to Obama’s schemes and plans to destroy our children and our country. We must continue to pray and fast for our bishops and priests – that they will be strong, that they will begin, finally, to adequately teach the faith, and that they will restore the liturgy to its proper preeminence.

I think perhaps God wants to purge and purify the Church; maybe that’s why He allowed Obama to win. Maybe this is Nathan accusing our shepherds of their dereliction of duty. The persecution has begun, and it will only get worse now. If Romney had won, I’m afraid our shepherds might have been tempted to slip back into complacency. But with Obama back for four more years, they will have to get tough or get out. Persecution...

And then there are all those little souls, the little unborn babies who will be torn apart in the name of “women’s health”. (I can't bring myself to post a photo of an aborted baby.) Perhaps those little dead bodies will begin to weigh on the bishops’ hearts, and lead them into more honest and forthright discussions of the issues – as we have seen from some of the stronger ones recently. When will the USCCB give up its “social justice” nonsense and start defending life?

Purging. Half of the laity is no longer Catholic. That’s not news. But tonight we see the repercussions of that. And why aren’t they Catholic? Because of Father Friendly and Bishop Feel-Good, who were afraid to offend anyone. Who were afraid to talk about “politics” because the Government said not to. Who invited a murdering, baby-killing president to dinner.

Can’t wait to hear what Michael Voris has to say about this tomorrow. I know he’ll be much more articulate than I am as I ramble in my daze. "Social justice." "Gay marriage". Contraception. Economic collapse. Persecution.



  1. A good but profoundly sad post.
    Our hearts and prayers go out to America today.

  2. "Half of the laity is no longer Catholic. That’s not news. But tonight we see the repercussions of that. And why aren’t they Catholic? Because of Father Friendly and Bishop Feel-Good, who were afraid to offend anyone. Who were afraid to talk about “politics” because the Government said not to. Who invited a murdering, baby-killing president to dinner."

    This, Dr. Jay, cannot be stressed enough. Even though my particular state went "red" the other day - I was waiting, hoping for *something* from our priest at Holy Mass on Sunday about voting with a correct Catholic conscience(you know, love the Lord your God with all of your being and your neighbor as yourself?).

    Nada. Zip. Zilch.

    Not. One. Word.

    Dear Lord in heaven didn't St. Paul say something about preaching the Gospel in season out of season, convenient or inconvenient?

    "All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. - 1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths. 5 As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry." (2 Tim 3:16 - 4:5)

    God help us.

    We never-ever hear about the "non-negotiables" (that Pope Benedict has been telling us about during his pontificate). Nothing about sins... [ahem!] that occur below the belt (and, yes, do include abortion).

    Many of the priests that I inwardly (and sometimes outwardly) complain about are in what I call "retirement mode." They are in that age range of mid to late 50s, up to mid to late 60s.

    It is a rare Sunday that they will ever begin to hint at, even subtly, those non-negotioables. They seem to not want to "rock the boat" or have one of the resident "matriarchs" of the parish come down on them for even suggesting that the use of the birth control pill is, um, *sinful*! (because many, even some I have spoken with about this, *do not* believe that it is sinful).

    [huge sigh]

    Fr. Corapi, God bless him wherever he is, used to say the reason the our country is in state it is in is because most of our priests and bishops will not preach on the hard truths of the faith.

    As you so deftly put it in this post Dr. Jay - last night is another example of that.

    rant off/

  3. Richard, thanks for prayers!

    CK - you are "right on" as usual! Let us pray.

  4. Yes dear friends,
    Today is another day to REJOICE !
    This is evil adminstration thinks they won , from the world's view they have .
    But as Cathollics we know better: GOD WINS
    No government official or administration will mock GOD , never .
    GOD WINS , another statement that Fr. Corapi use to always say .
    Our priests and Bishops need to procliam the TRUTH and nothing but the complete TRUTH!
    If they won't who will: WILL YOU and I rise up to this great task!
    We are in a Battle , daily , we enter the battleground !
    Obama is one person ....we as Catholics need to RISE UP and Live and procliam the TRUTH , it will cost each of us .
    Let us pray for the strength to do God's Holy Will and defend the TRUTH at all times!


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