I don’t suppose I’ll ever get used to hearing people assert that sexual gratification, in whatever form it takes, is the supreme virtue. I hear it a lot, but can’t get used to it.
This is the legacy of my generation, the Baby Boomers, the rock-heads who made the Sixties rock. This is what we’ve left to mark our passing: a whole collection of “rights” to abortion, public lewdness, sodomy, sexual mutilation, adultery, “transgender” whatever–with quite a lot of drug use thrown in. This is what we picked up in college in 1969. We brought it out with us, and now the world’s rotten with it.
It doesn’t stop there, although “there” is surely bad enough. As Our Lord Jesus Christ warned us, if we remain faithful to Him, the world will hate us for His sake. And it does. That, too, is hard to get used to–being hated and reviled for remaining true to moral laws and standards handed down by God and unchanged for thousands of years. But many of my generation have learned to cast away, in an instant, anything they might have been raised to believe in. Most of us want to be cool. We crave the world’s approval. This, too, we learned in school and college, and from television.
So we pray to God to intervene in history, and save us, and revive us, once again, and to make us strong to endure throughout this evil age. This fallen world has passed through worse. The two world wars were worse. By God’s grace, and according to Christ’s promise, His church is still here.
May He find us at our posts when He returns.