“Communism begins where atheism begins.”
“Communism abolishes eternal truths,
it abolishes all religion all morality”
(a thistle blooming in a meadow / Julie Cook / 2017)
Since his expulsion from his once beautiful and safe garden home,
man has vied to become his own creator, his own director, his own God….
Thinking, no actually more like proclaiming,
that he knows best and simply… that he IS the best…
In yesterday’s post, we read a quote by Sister Lucia—the Carmelite nun who as a child in
1917 along with her two cousins, experienced several Divine encounters with the Virgin Mary.
Over the course of several months, Mary actually shared several prophecies with the children.
With one such prophecy being about the final confrontation between Good and Evil—
or more precisely between Christ and Satan…
“The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and
Don’t be afraid, because anyone who operates for the sanctity of marriage and the family will
always be contended and opposed in every way,
because this is the decisive issue.
However, Our Lady has already crushed its head.”
(the quote is taken from a letter written by Sister Lucia to Cardinal Carlo Caffarra of Bologna)
The holy sanctity of both marriage and family, it appears,
is to be a lynchpin in that dramatic collision…
And are we not seeing that same “lynchpin” proving to be a divisive issue in our own current times?
I’ve recently started reading a new book, I was more than a little intrigued when
first, from out of the blue, I found that quote by Sister Lucia then later, when reading,
I was broadsided by what appears to be another piece of the puzzle
presented earlier by Sister Lucia….
two vastly different encounters yet now oddly apparently connected.
And as I’ve said before, I don’t believe in happenstance or coincidence.
The book, I initially concluded, was going to be a typically political and historical
book based on two leading world figures..
A Pope and A President
by Paul Kenogor
The book is based on the relationship between Ronald Reagan and John Paull II and
“the extraordinary untold story of the 20th century”
A story I pretty much assumed would center on the work and contribution of both men
in the dismantling of the Soviet Union—the toppling of communism as it were.
I’ve read several previous books showcasing the relationships between Reagan, Thatcher,
Gorbachev and John Paul…each of whom were instrumental in the tearing down of
that infamous wall….
But this book has an unusual beginning, not what I expected…
It begins in Fatima, Portugal 1917…
and intermixes with the death of the Romanov family and the Russian Revolution.
There’s much I feel I already want to share but I’m not even to page 50….
For to digest the book properly, it is a bit of a slow go as I read and re-read certain
While reading last night I was struck by an incident that had taken place involving the
newly formed Communist Congress spearheaded by Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin and others,
involving the Russian Orthodox Church.
“The Russian Orthodox Church’s long-standing prohibition against divorce was lifted,
leading to an explosion in divorce rates and havoc upon the Russian family.
Lenin made good on his June 1913 promise to secure and “unconditional annulment of all
laws against abortions.
By 1920, abortion was legal and free of charge to Russian women.
The number of abortions skyrocketed to levels still unmatched in human history.”
I no longer find it coincidental that with man attempting to become God, the first thing
he wants to dismantle is marriage…that sacred union as mandated by God.
Because if you are now you’re own god, then why listen to the One claiming to be the same?
And so too the man god, it appears, finds it most natural to throw caution to the wind
while tossing the proverbial baby right out with the bath water…
….cause that’ll work, right?!?
And so we see that man has decided that he has a better idea of how living should work.
Of which has a direct impact on the family unit—
that bond that God deemed to be a Holy unit…
and naturally the man god decided that that too is also utter rubbish….
Thus with the dissolving of what God originally intended marriage to be,
we instead have the erosion of that very sacred union between man and woman…
with a direct resulting decay of, in turn, the essence of humanity….
But obviously that whole notion of a decreed sacred union along with the subsequent family unit
is no longer of importance to the now ruling man god….
Throughout the course of mankind, when man has attempted to usurp control from the
Divine Creator, the consequences have proven to be disastrous…
so why should today’s time be any different.
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
and they will become one flesh.
This is so true, isn’t it? Marriage and the family has slowly eroded, even in my lifetime alone. No longer is the father the head of the house. Often dad isn’t even in the picture after conception. Marriage is no longer a sacred bond between a man and a woman. Now anything goes and you can marry a dog if you want to . A woman no longer stays at home to nurture her children, because she has to work to help pay for all the frills she thinks her children need. I could go on and on, but that’s a whole post in itself. Without the family unit, we are doomed to be undermined ad self destruct.
Your addition is splendid dear friend and oh so true—and yes, you might consider a post of such 🙂
Next week perhaps.
Hey Jarjar—I’ve left two responses on the yoda post but it says they did not post—I might be in your spam bucket or in comments waiting moderation…again…
I’ll check it out😊
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Kathy has prefaced my thoughts, beginning with the erosion of the role of “father: which represents authority. None of us in the lineage of Adam wants God as our father, but as you point to the desire to be our own god, we make ourselves what we want to be, instead of what God created us to be. We live in our own glory, instead of His and miss all the blessings He has prepared. Praise Him that He is Father to HIs own children that He has birthed by His own Spirit and what a joy it is to be His. Have a blessed day, Julie.
that I am blessed and grateful to have friends who can so eloquently bring additional wisdom as well as praise to any observation I may humbly is offer it a true joy and blessing
And as God has judged others, he will judge us. Why would we think it will be any different? Hopefully we will have a chance to right our wrongs. He is merciful and long suffering, but changeless. He will not abide idols. Good post, Julie.
Thank you Oneta
You alway pull together so well your thoughts and those of the saints and others. 🙂 ❤