"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

RESISTANCE: No one is exempt (excused) from the fight!

RESISTANCE: No one is exempt (excused) from the fight!

By Fr Calmel O.P.

Christian spiritual combat, peace amid the struggle, joy in destitution when everything is broken and taken away: These images are too warlike, some say to us, and in any case, they only apply to bygone ages or reactionary people.
But we, in our turn, tell them, how long must you wait before you see, that in the Church militant, everyone, without exception, participates in the battle?

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves… I have come to bring a sword… In this world you will have persecutions… Know that the world will hate you.”
Since when do these words of the Master not apply equally to each of the faithful:
— to the cloistered sister, as they do to the missionary;
— to the monk in his monastery, as they do to the parish priest in his parish;
— to the Christian laden down with temporal duties, as they do to the old man lying on his death bed.
We just need to say that the combat training and methods used are not the same for, say, missionaries as they are for enclosed religious.  It would be absurd, even disastrous, to think they might be interchangeable:
* Thus it is that the missionary must spend enough time looking at Our Lord to then be able to uncompromisingly preach His word, in that way giving up his life for his flock.
* An enclosed nun’s duty, on the other hand, is to keep her eyes solely on Our Lord, without being occupied with holy preaching, leaving the Lord to place on her shoulders whatever burden He pleases, and for reasons known to Him alone; that’s the way a religious gives her life for the flock.  But she does still give up her life.  No one is exempt.
The troops are different yet again, and their method of combat is different, but they are nevertheless combat troops and the orders are always the same. “Do not surrender the position that has been entrusted to you by the King.”
Hermit or preaching friar, mother of a family, or virgin consecrated to God living out in the world, each has been given a position to guard, and for each the primary duty is to die at his or her post, rather than surrender the position entrusted to them by the King of Kings.

"St. Athanasius & True Resistance" 



  1. We should rather die than leave the posts which God has given us! Viva Cristo Rey!

  2. Amen! All life is combat in the struggle for our souls to enter Heaven and for the souls of others!

  3. The Armor of God
    …11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world's darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand.… AMEN! NO HUMAN ON EARTH IS EXEMPT...WHETHER THEY KNOW IT OR NOT!

  4. This is not our battle It is the Fathers
    We are here to serve him
    and not our own will and desires
    Everything that has happened and all that is
    to come was all planed by the Father

    You are all true believers here
    true ecclesiastics