The Catholic Church in America launched what is perhaps the largest legal defence of religious liberty in history, but the “mainstream” (= leftist) media won’t carry the story of the persecution of the Catholic Church by the Obama Administration. This is exactly how things worked out in Germany before the Holocaust. Yep. Will we refuse yet again to learn from history? Perhaps the MSM is waiting for the decision about commerce laws coming up in June. If it’s decided that everyone must purchase a certain product (abortion insurance, thus paying into the pot which will pay for abortions), and this against their consciences, mayhem will ensue. The next decision, more specifically about religious liberty, if this is not taken up within the commerce decision, will need to happen before 1 August, or mayhem will ensue. What to do, I mean, you know, practically speaking?
Actually, the most practical thing one can do is to pick some flowers, put them in a little vase, and bring them to church, and put them before a statue of our Lady, the Immaculate Conception. I hope no one has forgotten that she is the Patronness of the United States. I hope no one has forgotten that she, as a mother, is solicitous for our welfare. I hope no one has fogotten that her intercession is most powerful before the throne of the Most High. We are her little children, are we not? Don’t little kids pick flowers to bring to their mothers? Sure, it’s a simple thing to do. But, you know, it changes everything. It sets everything in proper order. We are in humble thanksgiving for the intercession that our heavenly mother provides for us. Aren’t flowers appropriate? Don’t underestimate the fortitude for facing what is to come with a small action like this. Just do it.
And then… and then… while you’re in church, do what is actually even more practical than that, something that our Lady will push you to do while you are there. Go to confession. Yep. It’s useless to battle for religious freedom if there is no usage for the freedom! And confession brings such a great grace to us! So, flowers for our Lady, and then the confessional. You can do it.
And don’t think for a second that you have to buy flowers (though you may if you can!), nor that they have to be super spiffy like the forest flowers of Holy Souls Mountain in this post. None of that is necessary. Just some simple wild flowers will be more than adequate. And… and… if you can’t do that, and even if you can, know that there another flower or set of flowers that you can give to our Lady: the Hail Mary, indeed, the Rosary. The rosary is so called because the Hail Marys are roses, no? Roses have thorns: ouch! I’m sure our Lady will see your sacrifice as well! There are often “thorns” to put up with when we do projects like this, as so many things, like thorns, can get in the way. Get past the thorns, and get to the flowers!