César Fernández-Stoll

César Fernández-Stoll
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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Accompany me

In a dream I could see how all the stars in the universe congregated together to form a very shiny cross as the only light in the darkness of the infinite vacuum of the space.
For the last half a century the world has gone mad and it seems not to be a way back from this culture of death and destruction, of selfishness, materialism, and desolation.
Human life and the dignity of the human person have been degraded to nothing more important than a flat TV screen or a new house or a new car. The list of indicators can go on for a long while but the symptoms are only describing what in essence it is but one single problem; humans have renounced to God, have lost their faith, and have opted for not being human anymore. Believing to be gods, we have become under human.
Of course this is nothing new in history as we have seen tyrants, one more despot that the next one, bloodier and brutal. Perhaps the difference in our times, like other differences from one time in history to another, is that the development of communications and weapons of mass destruction have made our world, at least in appearance; controllable and the remedy for such a disease has been located in an invention called collectivism. Societies run by elites that consider every one but themselves unworthy of the gift of thinking.
Our politicians are bought into that idea and the media is completely advocated to impose it, even if stopping being truthful is at stake.

The time has come to reclaim the glory of Christ, the truth and love of His word for eternal life. As we all must pray for the termination of this culture of death and desolation; we must take an active part in persuading our leaders that very specific steps are required in order to restore sanity to our world.
We must get back to loving one another, to love our neighbor not by trying to cover misery with money but by really and honestly extending a hand of friendship and love to the closest to us first, and then expanding that spiral towards the rest of humanity. Engaging in love needs to be supported by the truth, understanding that truth is one and absolute and therefore the only possible peaceful understanding is by allowing the truth to flow freely and without obstacles dressed as politically correct.
The crisis that infects our humanity is lack of faith, because in our enthusiasm for freedom we have forgotten that freedom is a gift from God and not something invented by an evolving society.
Even though fear is a perfectly natural reaction to any particular threat; our human condition, different from the rest of the creation; provide us with the tools to overcome fear and be rational to confront that fear. It is important though to see further than that and realize that only our faith in God will keep us protected from what our rational thinking cannot. Because our rationality might insinuate to us the existence of what is not rationally possible and accepted as science when it is only fraudulent information. Because the forces interested in imposing the culture of death are the same that try to persuade us that we are alone, and which of course ask from us to accept fear from them not from God.
Fear of God is a gift of the Holy Spirit which gives us the ability to love God respecting, and worshipping Him so that we don’t let ourselves to be carried away with the temptations of our senses. In simple terms evil is interested on maintaining us in fear, cornered without any way out and so, it keeps us entertained, lost in pleasures and selfishness.
With lack of faith, there is lack of hope and so despair is another condition with which these forces are interested on permanently invading our senses. With despair comes the pursue of self destruction and so, not finding any hope in life, evil persuades mothers to be onto killing their offspring because there is really no hope, besides the loss of what they perceive as freedom, should they decide to carry on with the natural conditions of being mothers. Not finding hope persuades sinful people to ignore sin as they see no redemption from their wicket actions, thoughts, or omissions. Life becomes a commodity only precious to the self, and so worshipping egos and egocentrism come only ‘natural’ before so much denial.
Most important, without faith, love ceases to be, because from a virtue that is identified with the act of giving, it becomes a self rewarding roller coaster, where to engage into sexual relations only seeks the achieving of sexual pleasure, disregarding the love that can be given to the counterpart. It can get worst as disregarding love, it makes the relation just a relation between anyone and anything and so family and marriage become irrelevant because they are the foundation of love in society and evil needs to control society by dehumanizing the person to the level of confusion with many other species, so evil persuades us to believe that animals or plants are as valuable as humans as opposed to be creatures of God but under our supervision and use for our needs.
We must starts, the sooner the better to be on top of things and be in touch with our politicians at every level of government as well as the media, and make clear to them that we have faith and that we are ready to do whatever is necessary, to sacrifice everything to gain back our souls, to stop the killing of babies and prevent the potential killing of elders and incapacitated and that love is to give and sexuality is not and cannot be ‘solved’ by condoms or contraceptives but by rationally embracing love in the way we have been created which is giving without expecting anything in return, with sex as the starting of life and not its end or goal.
A good point to start could also be the ‘march for life’, but many more participation is required as we must recognize the enemy for what it is, the devil himself, taking so many souls in confusion, in fear, and in despair, lost in their selfishness, instigated by the same evilness; to preserve property and material gains and pleasures and so many injustices, by just following what the godless politics of death and desolation demand.
We must fight with love but with the clear objective of dismantling the establishment that ignores the plea of so many babies persistently and systematically being killed in the name of preserving life styles disguised as freedom to choose.
It is time to end this moment in history and to provide once more light at the end of the tunnel with faith, hope and love… the real one.
Accompany me please in this endeavor.
Prayer for Canada
O most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust our country to your loving care.
Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection.
Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.
Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and the breakdown of family life. Grant us the wisdom to know and proclaim that this nation was founded on God’s law and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights and freedoms.
Guide and protect this land from every evil and from the attacks of the powers of darkness.
O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new culture of life. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
(Bishop Roman Damyak, D.D. Titular Bishop of Nyssa – Dec 12, 2004)
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