Another classic from the “how does same-sex ‘marriage’ affect me” files.
Back when we were fighting against the changing of the definition of marriage, we warned that this would happen. Everybody scoffed.
Told you so.
It was never about equality and tolerance. The masks have come off and everyone can now plainly see that the true end game is to destroy anyone who doesn’t assert that same-sex ‘marriage’ is a good thing. Dissent is not tolerated. Welcome to the new witch hunt.
All in the name of “tolerance”. And the media shows their true colours by showing the Christians as the bad guys, even as the gay activists send them death threats and firebombing threats.
The good news for Christians is that all this works for our good. This Easter weekend should serve as a reminder that the persecutions we endure will increase our glory in Heaven and our virtue on earth if we endure them with patience and embrace the Cross. Our enemies think they’re defeating us, but we’re just growing stronger.
Remember that scene from the very first Star Wars movie when Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi have a light sabre duel? Obi-Wan (dressed like a Capuchin, I might add) says: “You can’t win Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”
That’s the basic idea for us too. United with the Cross, our sufferings patiently embraced generate more spiritual horsepower than any lawsuit, blog post or media campaign. That’s not to say that we shouldn’t defend ourselves, but don’t be disconcerted “as those who have no hope”, because even if you fail in this life, your intercession from the next will be overwhelming.
Yes, it can scary. But remember Who you are trusting:
Christ yesterday and today,
the Beginning and the End,
the Alpha and the Omega.
All time belongs to him and all the ages.
To him be glory and power through every age and for ever. Amen.
By his holy and glorious wounds,
may Christ the Lord guard us and protect us. Amen.
May the light of Christ, rising in glory,
dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.
(Opening of the Easter Vigil)
Nothing is outside His sphere of influence. He always has the last word.