- blood sports
- child sacrifice
- corrupt civic, regional and national politicians
- shameless public immorality, perversions of human behaviour celebrated as virtue
- propaganda machines formerly known as the media
- re-education centres formerly known as universities
Those who imagine themselves free simply because they believe they live on their own terms in a cozy apartment or trendy condominium or three bedroom house in a quiet suburban neighbourhood are mistaken. The ties that bind are many in suburbia—mortgage, property insurance, car insurance, life insurance, health insurance, property maintenance. If life is so carefree in Happy Valley USA and Pleasantville Canada, why must people exert so much effort to ensure they keep their so called freedom? What are they afraid to lose?
Banded together, bound together, the cenobite and eremite remind us, well,... more than remind, really... . They compel us to enter into greater dependence upon the Lord. The neat, tidy, warm and familiar experiences that certain believers imagine to be the worship of the Lord are soon exposed—at least in the presence of the living God Who established authentic worship on Holy Thursday—to be mere commercialism, a prosperity gospel that is foreign to the Gospel of the Cross.
Flee. Flee from sham (c)hristianity, the religion of Sunday morning "praise and worship" services which are to Christianity as plastic surgery is to natural beauty.
Flee. Flee from those pastors who thrill to a cult of personality.
Flee from the toxic world of indifference and sloth.
Seek the Lord while He may be found (Isaiah 55:6).