Saint Thomas Aquinas

Sunday, June 28, 2015

America, Where is thy Charity?

As we see our country continue in its catastrophic moral collapse we sometimes wonder how people in positions of authority can make such poor judgements. Many people claim to be "experts" in law, they claim to have high IQs and also have expensive educations. Yet time and time again, we see our government, whether it be local or federal making terrible decisions when it comes to the common good of society.


The true answer is found by examining the source of where good judgement is derived. Yes a well informed human intellect can determine certain truths and make prudential judgements upon examining and deliberating on these truths. However, the human intellect is darkened by original sin. Aside from that, the human intellect also has to be properly formed for it to effectively gather information, deliberate on it and make right judgements.

It is true that most people today are mal-formed by today's educational system. From grade school through college we are now taught the foolish polyanish story that our culture today is so advanced we cannot even consider that what came before it may have any worth to us today. We are brainwashed by the fantasy of a utopian society. Our intellects are deadened by the revolutionary spirit which seeks to undermine any idea of God or absolute truth. This denial of God and absolute truth is where the rubber really meets the road.

Those who have rejected God, and have given themselves over to the revolutionary spirit have no charity within them. I am speaking in generalities here of course. What this means is that if one is not in a state of grace, then one does not have the gifts of the Holy Ghost to enlighten them. Sure if we were better educated in the scholastic form of education we would see huge improvements in our society. However, good education is not enough. We are not in need of secular answers, for they are never complete answers. We are need of a true solution, which can only come from the grace of God. We need God's grace in order to perfect our human nature.



In a nutshell, we have many people in various places of authority making horrible decisions because they have not the grace of God. They are found in the government, the education system, the media and even the Church. These people do not possess true love or charity for one another. They do not possess true wisdom, or the knowledge needed to make charitable, prudential decisions. Hence we will not see an improvement to our country's morals until we see more people with true charity. This of course only comes through Christ and His Church.

How can this true enlightenment of the Holy Ghost come about? Of course God gives grace to whom He chooses. But God often asks His followers to participate in His divine plan. Our Lady has repeatedly said that many souls go to hell and are lost for eternity because they have no one to pray for them. So there it is. Our country is lost because of a true lack of love and charity for God and hence for one another. If we are not in a state of grace, we do not possess true charity. If you are wondering what you can do first and foremost to solve our spiral into this madness of immorality. We must pray for conversions that more souls will be enlightened by the grace of God so that people who are in positions of authority will stand up for the truth and be able to make true prudential judgements.

Sister Lucia of Fatima said, ""My impression is that the Rosary is of greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady at Fatima, but according to the effects of the Rosary one sees throughout history. My impression is that Our Lady wanted to give ordinary people, who might not know how to pray, this simple method of getting closer to God."

“The two means to save the world are prayer and sacrifice.  Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin, in these last times in which we live, has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Holy Rosary.  She has given this efficacy to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all, spiritual, in the private life of each one of us, of our families, of the families of the world, of the religious communities or even of the life of peoples and nations, that cannot be resolved through the prayer of the Rosary.  There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve through the recitation of the Holy Rosary.  Through the Holy Rosary we will save ourselves.  We will sanctify ourselves.  We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls.  Finally, devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Mother, consists in considering Her as the seat of mercy, of goodness and of pardon and as the sure door through which we are to enter Heaven.”  

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