I came across The Anchoress Blog through another site I enjoy, First Things, and I instantly enjoyed her writing. It reminds me of Chesterton, one of my favourite authors.
I know some say “America cannot end.” But that is the first illusion we must put away, because it is all about pride — all about idolatry. It says America is eternal, when nothing is but God. Some say “we just need the right message,” but who had the right-er message than Christ, and the crowd still called for Barabbas. Who was more blessed than the apostles and saints, but they still were set upon and slain.
God’s blessing, if it is truly upon America, does not mean she survives forever,... if she is truly blessed, it means she gets to suffer for the sake of clarity — to spend some time in the crucible, in order to be refined.
People of faith, take a good hard look at the new landscape and do not be afraid; do NOT be afraid.
Changes are going to come, and they’re going to come quickly, so now is the time to work on strengthening the atrophied muscles of our spiritual lives... look at that election in Massachusetts and see the emptiness, the aching void that the masses have unwittingly invited in to lead them.Doors have been opened, corners have been turned, directions have been set. And I'm not that bothered by it all.
We must be ready to help them; the remnant must be ready when the people who have invited the void into their lives become... “unspeakably lonely.” And they will. “If they have completely lost sight of God, they will feel the whole horror of their poverty. Then they will discover the little flock of believers as something wholly new. They will discover it as a hope that is meant for them, an answer for which they have always been searching in secret.”
I'm just sayin'.