Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Armies Gathering

A great, though-provoking, and ultimately encouraging spot from the never-mince-truth folks at RealCatholicTV. Whether we like it or not, the armies of good and evil are gathering and the battle lines have been drawn through our culture for the makings of, as host Michael Voris puts it, a "spiritual nuclear war." Anyone who would deny it need only read the news headlines each day and re-examine the corollary passage to the one that inspired me to start this blog, Ephesians 6:10-19.

We frequently think of Mary's queenship as being that of a tender, nurturing mother, but seldom as a fearsome, terrifying leader of Christ's army (for those who oppose him). But the reality, as the host points out, is that in the protoevangelium of Genesis 3:15, she is first introduced in Scripture in terms of enmity.

"For those in her loving protection, she is the sweetest of all blessings, but for those who refuse to love her and reject her Son, she is the most fearsome of all enemies....What we have as Catholics is the most fearsome and awesome queen to have ever led an army into battle."

Mary, Our Lady, Queen of Victory, pray for us!

1 comment:

  1. I found this SO enlightening. It reminded me of the t-shirts the Church offered in college- "Mary's Army". I wish I'd bought one!! Thanks for finding and posting this!