I didn’t know what to call this posting. But, yeah, it’s Friday in Easter Week –
– so I was doing what I was supposed to be doing: thinking back on the whole Easter thing, and specifically one week ago, not only a Friday, but Good Friday.
And why did it all happen?
Why did it all have to happen?
Did you see this on the news this past week? —
America. Near Philadelphia. People sitting on a commuter train, subway thing, when all of a sudden a small group of six year olds began shouting obscenities, punching, kicking, and otherwise threatening the passengers. This picture is from the video — the words of these vicious six-year olds had to be bleeped out.
It is a scene out of Lord of the Flies. It’s a scene from the Passion of the Christ where those devlish little boys chased Judas out of the city. It’s a scene I’ve posted before, showing tiny children being taught how to behead teddy bears; a 5 year old holding a little machine gun; a sweet little 4 or 5 year old girl holding a large knife yelling “Stab! Stab! Stab!”
And we don’t realize how common scenes like this occur. Little children fighting, slapping, swearing at their parents in a store. We don’t pay much attention anymore. When I spent a year teaching 4 and 5 year olds in a well-known Kindergarten type school, I was astonished at the sexual activity among some of them. As well as their language. As well as their defiance towards any adults, most especially their own parents. “Normal” suburban kids, without any knowledge of God.
I have in my memory so many actual news stories of dangerous children . . . .
Oddly, this was predicted for our century in the early 1600s, when the intensity of such moral depravity was not ever suspected. *.
In around 1635, from this building, it was predicted that there will be a time when the world sinks into moral depravity so widespread and deep that the very innocence of children will be corrupted — which indicates it’s going to go deeply into the next generation when they grow up – and don’t know how to live and don’t know what to teach their children. The whole culture is depraved and unworkable.
(By the way, when the passengers on that Philadelphia train pleaded with the adults who were with those out-of-control children to “do something,” those adults became defiant and aggressive towards the victims!)
The century for when this deep moral corruption resulting from a repudiation of the True Faith was named: it is the 20th century.
We’re living it now. Our world is a fulfillment of that prediction. We don’t even understand what it means that “the innocence of children will be lost” — what “innocence” ? What innocence are they supposed to have? Other centuries would be astonished that we can’t even answer that question.
The prophecy said: A time “when the world sinks into moral depravity . . .” It will become as bad as it can get – and such times will illustrate the danger and murderous insanity of sin, where no one is safe. And children can be evil too.
This is an illustration why we had to have a Good Friday. An illustration of the stark contrast between a world living without its Creator and a world that can choose to live in obedience to its Creator – Who is also its Savior. Dying in propitiatory sacrifice because of these sins.
. . . . An act which offers the Hope that if we turn back to God, we will be given the power to overcome sin and intellectual darkness, and to reform ourselves.
*. I write of the visitations of Our Lady of Good Success in Quito, Ecuador. That’s enough words to use in any Search engine if you’d like to know more about the descriptions of our Age, what’s going to happen, what the remedies could be.
But I’ll write about it more later on too, maybe in a month or two.