We are all living in a land divided so severely by a crevasse dividing true Christians from false ones and pagans, that we shall most likely never be united again.
We need to be in rescue mode-rescuing ourselves first, and then others, from the evil division created by satan.
This crevasse has come as a shock to some, but not so to others. Some Catholics seem overwhelmed with despair, and others are in denial.
But, the people of this country have allowed this crevasse to be created by evil. Those who cooperate with evil are on one side, and the People of God are on the other side.
As God told St. Catherine of Siena in the Dialogue, Christ is the only Bridge into heaven. So, too, He is the only Bridge from evil to goodness.
Living in the Land of Deniers, I am struck today that those in denial will be the first ones to fall into the darkness of the split.
I am also reminded of the great book, The Tale of Two Cities, in which Dickens makes a weak man into a hero because this man chooses love over self. We now have two cities in America. The city of satan has been firmly established on this continent and the City of God remains guarded by the faithful few. As in Dicken's book, people will have to make decisions about life, love, death, selfishness. Sometimes dire conditions help people rise above their weaknesses, and become heroes. Our heroes in Western literature have been noble, good, true.
One thinks of the horror and impossibility of the Battle of Pelennor Fields, perhaps the most poignant section of Tolkien's trilogy. Two people said to me in the last six months, "Do we have to fight? Do we always have to fight?"
"Yes," I answered, "always, while we are on this earth."