For, dear me, why abandon belief/Merely because it ceases to be true?

Cling to it long enough, and not a doubt/It will turn true again, for so it goes.

Most of the change we think we see in life/Is due to truths being in and out of favor.

As I sit here, and oftentimes, I wish/I could be the monarch of a desert land/I could devote and dedicate forever/To truths we keep coming back and back to.

Robert Frost, in The Black Cottage

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When a culture loses faith it cannot regenerate it through politics alone.  When consecration is lost, faith is reborn in the soul.  Yes, life is a spiritual exercise, not a political exercise.  Life is not about power but about Spirit, and Truth lives in Spirit – good, too.

So what does one do in times like these when Truth goes out of fashion and Dante’s damnation (the deprivation of hope) takes reign in Big Brother while Father, Son and Holy Spirit are forgotten or chased away?

Against all pressure and prohibition: stay in faith – do your duty.  Perpetuate faith in the lives of your children and grandchildren, and friends and strangers so predisposed.   Secure your goods so they might be given to others for their comfort and use.  Keep this in mind: you do these things because there is always continuity and it is stronger than “change” for we participate in a natural and moral order of things no matter what others say .

These three things alone keep you fit and free, far from the godless folly.  Never conform to the godless mob and its hideous state.  You are a monarch of a desert land.

Hold tight the beliefs and customs that nourish civilization and the soul of the human person.  Let “the barbarian nomads … encamp in their mechanized caravans.”*  They shall pass like the hordes before them – and Truth again will be in favor.

Shalom.

Postscript – I am saddened by how many good people to small minded liberalism have so easily turned.  ‘Tis sad to hear the senseless words of the blind, good people though they be.

* Inspired by T.S. Eliot’s genius and tireless effort to point us from the present Waste Land toward an ordered soul and society.

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