Everything happens for a reason.
The Anchoress is always able to see through the histrionics and find the divine reason behind current, disturbing events.
We’d best prepare ourselves for an America we could not have imagined even 9 years ago, and a world besieged by an ideology that seems to be heading to a victorious ascendancy.
“Seems” being the operative word.
Remember what I said back in November; sometimes bad things have to happen, have to be allowed to happen, before something great can happen in response. This is one of the lessons of the crucifix. Sometimes wholly unjust and destructive things will happen, but it is never the end of the story. The resurrection would not have happened, had the crucifixion not been allowed; not just allowed, but surrendered to and embraced by Jesus.
At first blush Sunday morning, the world was all “So this is how liberty dies; to thunderous applause.” emo-unhappiness. But on further reflection, I see that things, bigger things, have been set in motion. The “present” President, who plays to sycophants and duplicitous media, who hates Americans, and the aforementioned Congress of Not the People provide the jump-start to wake the sleeping giant.
Remember, Ecclesiastes 3:
1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;
3A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
8 A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.