Remember Maccabees!

There is one thought that keeps running through my mind as I pray for this country. Remember the books of Maccabees in the Old Testament. What an awesome witness for our times and all Catholic politicians. Written about 100 B.C.; it tells the story of the Jewish response to the King Antiochus’ attempt to impose a superior way of life on the Jewish people and suppress their old-fashioned religious practices. Doesn’t that sound familiar? Don’t we have politicians attempting exactly that with their attempts to impose contraception and abortion on religious people? Haven’t we had a presidential candidate declare that deep-seated religious beliefs have to be changed?
In 2nd Maccabees there is a profoundly relevant story about the elder, Eleazar. Offered his life if he would pretend to eat pork he refused and was put to death. He did not want to live longer if it meant that he would influence others to do what they believed to be morally wrong. What a lesson for many Catholic politicians. He gave his life over the eating of pork while far too many Catholic politicians condone the slaughter of millions through Abortion.
We have to remember not only Eleazar but others died rather than compromise their religious beliefs. And not all died meekly. Judas Maccabeus led the Jewish people in a successful rebellion. We too need to take a stand and resist all attempts to impose a false religion upon us, all attempts to make us compromise our faith.
Pray! Pray for another Judas Maccabeus to lead us against those attempting to impose their perverted vision of a new world upon us. Reject completely those false Catholics, traitors to the Catholic faith, who support such Hogwash! Remember how real people of faith respond to attempts by the government to impose a false superior religion on them. They refuse to accept it like Eleazar, like the Maccabees did, not like our current Catholic in name only politicians.


Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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