"I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history." -Cardinal Francis George

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Real Strength

Strength is not virtue. Virtue is strength.
Where was strength shown on Calvary? The lightning rent the sky after our Lord died, and not before it in a show of strength to rescue Him from His accusers. No spear was wielded by the heavenly host in defense of their Captain, but the spear which pierced His Holy flesh that day brought forth torrents of grace showered upon humanity. The only weapon to ever touch His Sacred Body instead of showing man’s strength in war or domination over his enemy, showed Christ’s power. The Lord of Glory, hanging dead on a tree and stabbed by a weapon of temporal strength, showed forth true strength in the virtue of His self sacrifice as the River of Life flowed from His heart to the ends of the earth to enliven the dry bones of His people. Let us forever drink deep of His life giving water!
In nomine Patris et fillii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.


  1. Hey, David i didn't realize you had a blog of your own. Its been fascinating watching you struggles esp. with some of your posts on CTC.

    "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."(Rom 4:3)

    "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." (John 10:27)

    I bring up these words to console, because i know that it was not an easy decision. In believing God -- when he says of the Church: "The Gates of Hell will not prevail against it." -- what you are doing is imitating the very faith which Abraham exhibited more than 3,000 years ago.


  2. Thanks alot for that encouraging word! It has been a wild ride, that is for sure!

  3. Frank B:
    One of your debates with James White (i think?) was one of the resources I used during my study about this issue. Thanks for putting yourself out there.