Sunday, February 05, 2012

Ode to a Cafeteria Catholic

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

Apostasy appears slyly at first,
Disguised as tolerance,
Disguised as a broader gospel,
An advance of faith.

It wears a smile
And waits awhile,
Mixing subtle lies
With loads of truth.

Then, once it's grown,
It shows its truer self,
Tolerating everything
But the truth about Jesus.

Apostasy is
A hungry lion in the nursery,
A rattlesnake in the baby's crib.
A poison pill in the bottle of medicine.

If you let it grow,
You'll be left with
A hollow faith, rejecting the real Jesus.
Confident in lies, abandoning Truth.

You'll have religion without redemption,
Spirituality without the Spirit,
Songs without salvation,
Respectability with eternal death.

Wake up!  Repent!
The Lord commands you to obey.
Return to him with fiery zeal.
Kill the lies before they kill you.

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 2 Timothy 3:1-5

The above poem, APOSTASY is from Jim Swindle at

One commenter adds the following food for thought:

"The Church is intolerant in principle because she believes; she is tolerant in practice because she loves. The enemies of the Church are tolerant in principle because they do not believe; they are intolerant in practice because they do not love."  Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - 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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