In the first reading from today’s Mass, King Nebuchadnezzar ordered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego thrown into the “white hot” furnace, for not worship in golden calf. This is a beautiful story of three courageous men, who preferred death to betrayal of the God of Israel. There are many similar stories throughout the Old Testament, New Testament and all of salvation history. Men, women and children have continuously given their live, rather than offend the one true God.
Secular humanists are once again building the fire within the furnace. They are building up their false gods. The gods of sexual perversion and anti-life demons are once again looking for faithful souls to be offered on their altars.
The fire is being prepared for faithful believers and will consume everyone who resists the evil king’s desires. Who is the evil king you ask? We he is the evil one and all his legions who have spread their perversion throughout the past century. He believe he is winning, and to those who don’t have yes to see, he is.
In the past few weeks, we have seen his latest victims. Mozilla’s CEO was forced to step down for supporting anti-gay marriage legislation. Sr. Jane Dominic is facing the wrath of human opinion for faithfully presenting the Church’s teaching on life and human sexuality. And now, a court in Ontario rules that Catholic high schools cannot force students to attend Mass.
Where do you stand? Are you willing to go into the fire with faithful men and women throughout the ages or will you give Jesus a token kiss on the cheek? The fire is burning and only those who stand strong will remain standing with Christ!