The controlled demolition / persecution is escalating. While none of this should be a surprise, it is nevertheless disturbing to watch play out.

So how does one ensure one is strong enough to persevere to the end? In addition to prayer, fasting, staying in the state of grace, and frequent Confession and Communion, one thing is critical: acceptance.

We have to accept the reality that is playing out before us. We have to accept that we will be persecuted for our faith and morals – by everyone.

We have to accept that we may lose our jobs, relationships, freedom, and lives – and that some of those things may happen very soon.

We have to accept not only the romantic idea of a bloody martyrdom, but the possibility of something slower like starvation.

This is about souls, after all, and weary souls are more likely to compromise, become bitter, to rationalize, or simply to give up.

Therefore, we have to accept, consciously, where we are and where we may be going and how difficult and tragic it may be. At that point, we can more confidently decide that we will not fail regardless of what happens.

Doing this helps us to detach from our worldly goals, which is a challenge. It is not unlike a death. In a way, it is the loss of your life, your relationships, your goals, and your things. You may mourn briefly. I did.

But it is only the loss of your desires for how you think your life should be, because you are not quite dead yet (insert Monty Python joke), and you’re by no means giving up on anything or anyone. I said “accept,” not “quit.”

Realism, acceptance, and detachment will help you succeed and to make clear-headed decisions without fear of loss clouding your brain.

As most of you know, unlike other times of trouble, which are usually allowed by God instead of Willed by God, I believe this time the delusion is sent by the Father Himself (“Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying”). Consequently, this is all for the benefit of souls.

Let the fire fall.

Beware the “hero” and “solutions” that arise.

22 thoughts on “Hold The Line

  1. It’s nice to hear the 20 lbs I added last year might come in handy… in reality I should heed your advice and take up fasting. Good to see you continuing to write.
    – caseofbass86

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  2. Michael did tell us September was going to make the previous months look like a walk in the park. These were very sober but oddly reassuring words. Thankful for you sharing your wisdom with us! Praying for you.

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  3. I had frequently sought out your Tweets almost daily and was bummed to learn you had been banned. (Did the Twitter-stasi ever reveal your crime?) I’m so pleased that I followed the Twitter breadcrumbs to you here, and am glad you found a place where you’re free to share your insights without censorship. I appreciate what you have to say about what we need to do about the state of our souls in this perilous time. I don’t know yet if this is IT: The End Times, or maybe it’s just a really bad time. But I do know we should always live as if it is the end. Therefore your spiritual advice rings true regardless. I’m bookmarking your blog and will be checking in. God bless you!

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  4. Great blog, Michael. Reinforces my thoughts that we should stay in union with Christ Crucified. We were created for these specific times. God bless you. Went back and deleted the exclamation marks I used, LOL 🙂

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  5. Thanks Michael, I am one of those who followed your tweets without having an account myself. On a previous post of yours someone said the same thing and that they would take this opportunity to thank you on this blog since they had not on Twitter. I would like to thank you as well.

    Many of your tweets upset me at first but upon reflection I couldn’t deny their truth/accuracy. I learned to submit to the Truth and to remember the Truth is our Lord Himself. I have to daily remind myself of these things.

    Thank you again!

    PS. My young children out of curiosity often ask my wife and I what our biggest fear is, we always respond with – not fulfilling our vocations, which I got from your tweets. Thank you for this lesson to us and my kids. God Bless.

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  6. Thank you for continuing on here. I always felt that Our Lady had pointed me to you on twitter & as so many have said previously, you’ve had a profound impact on helping me to deepen my faith. To know God more. And to want his will for me in everything.

    Everything God does is for our salvation

    Always in my prayers

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  7. “This is the generation of them that seek him, of them that seek the face of the God of Jacob. Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in. Who is this King of Glory? the Lord who is strong and mighty: the Lord mighty in battle.” Psalm 23:6-8


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  8. Hope you are well. Thank you for the post.

    A prayer in time of affliction:

    “Blessed,O Lord, be Thy Name forever, Who has permitted this affliction to come upon us. We cannot escape it, but must of necessity fly to Thee to help us and turn it to our good.
    Lord, we are now in affliction. Our souls are ill at ease, for we are much troubled with this present suffering. Let it please Thee, O Lord, to deliver us, for poor wretches that we are, what can we do without Thee? Thy mighty Hand can do all things.
    Give us patience, O Lord, and strength and peace. Help us, O God, and we will not fear, no matter how grievously we may be afflicted. O Lord, “Thy Will be done!” Welcome be the Will of God!
    Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place our trust in Thee!

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  9. So glad you can still communicate with us, Michael. Twitter is worthless without you. I had an account for 10 years and never used it, until about 2 years ago, and saw your pinned tweet. Followed and was woken up to the real lies we were living in. Praying for you always.

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