Friday, November 03, 2006


Crusader Shield

Posted on the 5th Day of the 30th Week of Ordinary Time - 2006 AD - (Year B)

In a very real way, the truth is a shield. But it is also a sword. The thing about the truth is, is that it can't be altered, it is not relative, cannot be changed. You place that seed of truth in your soul, everything else changes, but not the Truth. Where there was once reconciliation and compromise, relativism, now there is division, conflict, it is how we develop in our spiritual life. But in our world we have an obsession with reconciliation, unity, compromise, commonality. Brotherhood based on truth is true brotherhood, therefore brotherhood in Christ is true brotherhood. Anything else is just sympathy, empathy, loose understanding upon which no real action can be based. Christ altered history, reality and truth itself, through His Holy Sacrifice on the Cross. There is no compromise in that. It changed everything, forever. An Eternal Sacrifice. Therefore, instead of looking for commonality and relationship, we should instead seek to spread truth. Christ called us to be a light to the world. The light of Truth. The only, unchanging, non negotiable Truth. Therefore the truth divides us. Sheep from goats. Like a warrior it conquers us. In battle the truth takes away the ground from under us, divides us from ourselves and from our sin. We cannot truly reconcile. All things coming together means we are joined again to sin and evil because sin and evil are in the world. Truth seperates us from this. The move towards 'oneness' is a feature of the culture of death. It is the battle against truth where all things are mixed and rendered relative to all other things. We must seek the Holy Truth that divides us because that truth is the light and like the light it is divided from darkness. The Truth is not grey twilight but the unbearable brightness of the star of Heaven, in which there is no place for darkness. When the Word enters the soul, all things follow from it. When the Word enters the soul, there is winnowing and seperation:

"I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!" ... "Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division.."

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