Do not be afraid. We’ve been here before. Christians have been fed to lions. We’ve been martyred on crosses and beheaded on beaches.

Some nasty headlines don’t begin to make us cower. Our feckless leaders huddling in cowardice in fear of being maligned by the mainstream media? We’ve seen it before.

Because here’s the truth that we know, the truth that history teaches. Whenever and wherever the Church is persecuted, it grows. That’s what it does. That’s what’s it done for the past 2,000 years and that’s what it will continue to do despite the best efforts of the woke and whiny cancel brigades.

Make no mistake we’re going down a dark road. But that’s why we have light, isn’t it? Isn’t that what we’re called to do? Spread light in the darkness.

With every move they make to tear down the Church they make it increasingly clear who they are. And that’s precisely what they don’t want. They want to hide behind obfuscations and misleading words like “choice” and “tolerance” and “inclusivity” which mean the exact opposite of what they actually mean.

in the end, people will eventually see them for who they really are. And that’s when everything will fall apart. When they stand among the rubble of a once great culture we will all see who they are. They are destroyers. They do not have the capacity to create. Look to the cities where they “protest.” It is no surprise that among their favorite targets are churches. They know their enemy.

We’re the ones who’ve forgotten what is worth protecting. We must remember. We must defend truth. We must speak love and the truth of love. Love has consequences. If love doesn’t reach out into our entire lives, then you foster darkness. If God is cordoned off into your private life and kept out of your public life or your work you cut yourself off from salvation. If there is a part of your life that God is not allowed to touch, you invite darkness to fill that void. And it will spread. It will infect everything you do. Evil acts as a contagion. It wants to spread. It wants to destroy.

God created the universe as an act of love. Only love can create something meaningful and lasting. Hate can only hollow out and destroy. And when the world is anarchy and death, people will look to the builders to create something.

And the builders will. With love in their hearts they will rebuild, just like God intended.

That’s when the voice of love will be heard. But if your voice atrophies in this present darkness you may be silent forever.