Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It Will Work Out All Right in the End

Matthew Warner has an interesting post about the HHS Mandate, he says it’s a good thing after all.

Every attack on Christianity — every attack on Truth — is an opportunity.

It's an opportunity to respond with Love. It's an opportunity to point out error and to teach Truth. It's a chance to talk about something that would never have been a part of the conversation. It's a chance to become holier than we were when we woke up this morning.

Think about how many more people are learning not to take for granted our religious freedoms. And learning the dangers and risks of giving too much power to amoral governments. What a good reminder that tyranny is not only an ancient ancestor to freedom, but a potential step-child. That "freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."

What a chance to test our faith and to therefore grow in it. It's easy to believe in things that go unchallenged, but Grace abounds when our faith is put to the test. Like iron in fire, we come out stronger than before.

And through the whole ordeal, how many more Catholics have been reminded that things like sterilization and contraception (and abortion, of course) are not (like for real, for real) compatible with our Catholic Faith? And have, hopefully, learned a little bit more about why we believe that (If they haven't, then we've wasted this opportunity).

He’s right, of course, the recent actions of the Government should cause us all to wake up to the freedoms, and God given rights we can too easily take for granted.  But, what I really like about his post is that it is deeply refreshing to see someone take a long term view of all the issues we face, a view informed by faith and trust in God alone.  In this election season, it’s been so hard to do that, at least for me, sometimes I think I’ve even forgotten how to do that, I get so caught up in day to day events.  Please read his entire post, and, even better, say a Rosary for our country.

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