The Thinking 

Reflections on the Election

November 21, 2012


SJF writes:

Here is a sermon by Fr. Jackson of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Littleton, Colorado on the election, culture, history, World War I and how Catholics should respond to recent events. He wrote:

So what to do? C.S. Lewis knew the Great War was the end of Christian rule. So he wrote that from here on out, we are not called to rule but to sabotage. We are not being called to win an earthly victory. We are simply being called to battle. And to understand the first thing we have to do to be in the battle, I’ll turn back to Tolkien [and The Lord of the Rings.]

When the hero Frodo sees that the great age of Elves was passing, and the age of men was beginning, he says, “I wish it need not have happened in my time.” His friend Gandalf says in reply, “So do I, and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

I thought you would enjoy his thoughts.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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