Progressives and the Original Sin – Roman Catholic Man

We must be totally open and honest, understanding that pride is the greatest barrier to receiving the power of God. This is the sin Satan committed in his choice to refuse to submit to God. This is the “original sin” that infected our first parents – “You will be like God” – and every generation that followed. If we are not careful, we can find it driving just about every sin we commit. Pope St. Gregory the Great counted pride as the “mother of all sins.” Pride, in fact, is the sin that is most at work to divide and destroy our culture. Think about this, Adam and Eve, to their ruin, believed that “freedom” was defined as the freedom from adhering to the will of God. They wanted the ability to do as they pleased and determine for themselves what was right and wrong. They believed they had “progressed” beyond God. There’s that seemingly indisputable term: “progress.” Or, as its adherents refer to themselves, “progressives.” By and large, this is a clever modern movement to utilize this term (talking point) – “progress” – to remake whatever they determine to be “Neanderthal thinking,” and no longer applicable, now that their “enlightened” generation (they believe) has “arrived on the scene.” They claim to have a kind of lofty advanced understanding of things that the “common folk” do not possess. In reality, they are seeking an elite status by simply using “opposite think.” In other words, if the lowly deplorables think one way, they will set themselves apart and above them by taking an opposite position to those troglodytes. They often make the lofty proclamation that they have “evolved.” What have they evolved beyond? GOD! And, as it has been throughout the history of civilization, the great temptation is to be counted among the “elites” of their time. Today, bolstered by the influencers of our time – such as media, Hollywood, TV, academia, etc. – it becomes intoxicating to be counted among the “in crowd.” We have now found ourselves in a place where it has become socially acceptable to ridicule, shame, and even physically attack – to bully – those who are not adhering to the new dogma of these radical anti-God elitists. Many are even on the receiving end of this socially acceptable bullying from family members and friends. Humility opposes pride. Not that we are called to let ourselves be a “whipping boy” to bolster others’ lust for superiority. Humility is a reverence for the truth; a reverence for who we are and what we are called to be; a reverence for the reason we even exist – God. Like the heroic first Christians, we go about radiating our love for God and neighbor, while we are willing to die for the TRUTH. This was why the first Christians grew in number so rapidly. They were attractive because they were HEROIC! Now is the time, possibly more than any other time in salvation history, for more and more souls to rise up, as the first Christians did, with that humble and heroic light of truth and love.

Progressives and the Original Sin – Roman Catholic Man

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