Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The War of the Rainbows

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

Today's first reading in Holy Mass
from Revelation 4:1-11

After this I looked, and lo, in heaven an open door! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, "Come up hither, and I will show you what must take place after this." At once I was in the Spirit, and lo, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne! And he who sat there appeared like jasper and carnelian, and round the throne was a rainbow that looked like an emerald. Round the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clad in white garments, with golden crowns upon their heads. From the throne issue flashes of lightning, and voices and peals of thunder, and before the throne burn seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God; and before the throne there is as it were a sea of glass, like crystal. And round the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind: the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like a flying eagle. And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all round and within, and day and night they never cease to sing, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!" And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever; they cast their crowns before the throne, singing, "Worthy art thou, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for thou didst create all things, and by thy will they existed and were created."

St. John's glimpse of heaven and its relationship to Holy Mass is well described as Heaven on Earth in Dr. Scott Hahn's, The Lamb's Supper. We Roman Catholics must take an active stand against those forces in the world that are using and abusing (corrupting or perverting) our sacred symbolism, i.e., the Rainbow, a sign of God's covenant with mankind and by extension the sacramental covenant of marriage—which by God's decreee is to be fruitful. If we do not persevere in this struggle, I fail to see how we will will able to relate Gospel Truth to the masses. As marriage is further weakened in this land that we love, the abyss appears on the horizon.

Yes, Jesus Christ is enthroned in heaven with a Covenant Rainbow round Him. What do you think He is asking us to do in this New Age, when the Rainbow Bridge is considered a human-pet eschatological highway?

and when gays and lesbians are marching under this banner
and blaspheming all that is sacred?

And how about that Obama,
allowing himself to be surrounded by a gay rainbow!

He says that he is a Christian, but his walk is that of a non-believer.

God bless this mixed-up, perverse nation of ours.

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio, SOLT

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* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for: Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas; St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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