Father Gordon MacRae (about) has written an awesome post on the proper Separation of Church and State, whereby the State is not to persecute and control the Church, defining and establishing a state religion which controls every aspect of everyone’s lives, effectively having everyone worship the head of state.
That’s why Father Gordon, with great pastoral zeal, brings the message home to the Lord’s little flock, citing the Gospel of Matthew, and then closes with some rather incisive encouragement from Father John Harden, S.J.
“In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus cautioned us that we must go out in public as though sheep in the presence of wolves, but He never intended that we should follow the wolves.”
“Unless we recover the zeal and spirit of the first-century Christians – unless we are willing to do what they did, and pay the price they paid – the future of our country, the days of America are numbered.” Fr. John Hardon, S.J.
Now, I’d like to point out to HSH readers that when you head over to Father Gordon’s TheseStoneWalls, don’t forget to be taken by the irony of what you are doing, that is, reading some of the most incisive, thoughtful observations and meditations on the blogosphere today, that is, written by someone, wrongly accused, wrongly imprisoned, who has lived for more than 18 years in the midst of the 24/7 absolute mayhem of prison.
Whether Father realizes it or not, all the posts have the sharpest of analogies with his own prison life, so edgy, in fact, that I wonder if most people get this. Just something to keep in mind. For this week’s post, you have to know that Father has recently read over some of the very recent rehashes of the prosecution. I’m sure he must be wondering if the prosecutors are suffering from some of the electile dysfunction that he writes about in this great article. Oh, yes… that link for a terribly good read today: here. What a title.