Underlying It All

“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” [1]

Underlying It All

Unlike previous years, I’ve not sat down to recount the last 12 months, nor project the next 12.

What’s on my mind at the moment is more than counting––more even than fraudulent voting and attempts to steal elections.

Events coming up on January 5, then 6, could change history––history, I say. Yet there are qualitative changes afoot in our culture already––owing largely to our defiance of God––which will still need addressing. Three examples:

1. Integrity––perhaps the most fundamental of personal virtues––is still respected, yet the moral foundation on which it rests is cracking.

2. More Americans than ever are cohabitating, yet the really alarming word is that the building block of our society––traditional marriage and family––has been redefined.

3. Academic degrees abound, yet the watershed change is that places of learning have become indoctrination centers.

The first part of each sentence is true; the second portends a precipitous decline in our way of life.

Whatever this coming week holds––and we will give it lots of ink––underlying it all will remain faith and culture.


[1] Giuseppe di Lampedusa, The Leopard (1947)
(in the Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus