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.