Wednesday, August 18, 2010

At Some Point, It Won't Get Better

I've been thinking about the last few posts and how so many Catholics are hung up on whether or not we are "winning" the war with the world and the culture. It reminded me that we must always remember that the time will come when we will lose. Huge.

At some point, things are going to just keep getting worse. God told us so. It is inevitable. There will come a time when we will be persecuted, hunted, and martyred. If we are to believe the Fathers and Doctors, the Mass will be outlawed. Man will enshrine himself as god. The whole of society as we know it will be pretty much a testament on how much sin can be crammed into a single minute/hour/day/year.

This doesn't mean we are supposed to stop fighting. Far from it. However, we must accept the reality that an enormous number of battles will be lost before we actually win the war.

That is the good part, of course. Just as we know the struggle that awaits, we also know that there is a happy ending.


Atticus said...

Apropos of this topic, I thought you might be interested in this quote"

"I am a Christian, and indeed a Roman Catholic, so that I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’ - though it contains (and in a legend may contain more clearly and movingly) some samples or glimpses of final victory."
- J.R.R. Tolkien

Throwback said...

Yep. JR says it way better than I ever could.