Sweet Little Lies

Sweet Little Lies

Tell me lies. Tell me sweet little lies. (Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies).

Oh, no, no you can’t disguise. (You can’t disguise, no you can’t disguise). Tell me lies. Tell me sweet little lies.

Little Lies, Fleetwood Mac, 1987

The political romance with Donald Trump continues. Turn the volume up she sings so nice. Turn it up and let us drown out the crowd.

The constitution and the institutions of the government of the United States strain to contain and bring justice. Donald will stop at nothing to save himself and would destroy the country if necessary. The question should be put to the leadership of the House and Senate. If evidence of malfeasance by the President and his agents is produced for high crime and misdemeanors will you impeach? Tell us before we vote in November. Fleetwood Mac tells me the Donald Trump and Duncan Hunter self-rationalization claims are the new standard for justice.

The courage of the leadership is missing. Replace them.

These sweet lies you hear to comfort your sullied conscious only serve to further deaden your senses and mute your moral voice. Your very salvation is at risk for these sweet lies 2 Corr 3:14 “their thoughts were rendered dull”.

“Every country has the government it deserves” and “In a democracy people get the leaders they deserve” – Joseph de Maistre, 1811 (Catholic)

Cold as Ice

You’re as cold as ice. You’re willing to sacrifice our love. You never take advice. Someday you’ll pay the price, I know. I’ve seen it before. It happens all the time. Closing the door. You leave the world behind You’re digging for gold. Yet throwing away. A fortune in feelings. But someday you’ll pay.

  • Foreigner, 1977

It is odd timing and sad truth the abuse scandal of the Catholic Church rages at the same time. In this case the governance is too weak. Bishops work mostly as collaborator as largely independent authorities. When an interloper bishop is ordained there is little to stop him from evil and the projection of self interest.

The governance of the Catholic Church is broken. Fix it.

My beloved Pope Francis, if you’ve not the stomach to institute effective governance, step down and make room for a reformer Pope. Yes, fasting and prayers and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is needed. Yes, indeed. Yet already it is so, the skill and knowledge has already been given. This problem is an ancient problem. Heck, Pope Gregory VIII went to Lucca to have the remains of Antipope Victor IV dug up and thrown out of the church. We can be a little firmer in our responses to these interlopers.

Besides what are you worried about? The next holy bishop is suppressed by a dull majority? So what! Even martyrdom brings forth the fruits of the Spirit.

Remember this:

  • A martyred holy bishop saves millions.
  • An interloper bishop harms millions.

There is no room for temerity here.

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his own face in a mirror. He sees himself, then goes off and promptly forgets what he looked like. But the one who peers into the perfect law *of freedom and perseveres, and is not a hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, such a one shall be blessed in what he does.  James 1: 23-25

Decision Time

As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15b.

Make your choice.

Peace be with you,

Deacon Gerry

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