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Friday, 28 November 2014

Let slip the dogs of war....

 Revelation 20:1:4 NRSCV

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and locked and sealed it over him, so that he would deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be let out for a little while.

God is allowing the evil one to be let out for a "little while". This is obvious. From today's Mass reading above...

Are you ready? From Shakespeare,  Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1, line 273...Ate is the goddess of strife and chaos. Antony sees the consequences of Caesar's murder. We shall see the consequences of sin.

And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice
Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial