Just typing that title gave my heart an uncomfortable squeeze. This topic had been on my mind for a while and I have honestly avoided it because it triggers this feeling of agony, and I don’t like it. But for Christ I will suffer with Him. So this week I just want to talk about the battle against relativism.Just to pre-warn you it’s hard to talk about it in a deep heart felt poetic way, but it’s still important. I feel like I need to just be straightforward with this topic, so I apologize if it’s not entertaining.
Relativism is the idea that you can have your truth and I can have mine, it’s the false belief that there is no such thing as absolute truth. Which to be honest is complete heresy in the eyes of the Church. I repeat heresy!! It literally says in scripture that if we are look warm, God will spit us right out of His mouth.There is huge spiritual battle going on, a battle for souls and here are all these relativist standing in the middle being of no help to no one!!! What do people not understand. You are going to die and as Fulton Sheen puts it you are going to hear the words “Mine” and before your face you are either going to see Christ or Satan.Your choice, unless you let the world chose for you. (And to clarify purgatory is not for relativist either, that place is for saints in need of extra purification).
Relativist are the ones who have heard truth over and over and its just never clicked. And it breaks my heart because how can you look at Jesus and say that you love Him yet not acknowledge that He is the way, the TRUTH, and the life. Nothing hurts my heart more than when I hear people say “I am personally pro life, but I am politically pro-choice.” Excuse me, but that’s like saying in front of Jesus I am christian, but everywhere else I am not. First off Jesus is always watching, second of all the whole point of being pro life is to chose life always!! You can not be both. The reason I bring up abortion is because I believe its the greatest sin against, and it highlights just how half hearted some people are. As I mentioned in my earlier blog “Too busy to Care,” if we do not wake up and recognize the sanctity of life we will stop seeing the image of God that every human is created in. When we stop seeing a particular group as not human and not sacred bad ungodly things happen. God’s rules are not arbitrary, they do not only apply inside the walls of the chapel they apply all the time. Abortion takes the life of the most innocent and most invisible human life on the planet, but satan won’t have it that easy and if you have blood on your hands as a by stander I’m warning you. Now I myself in highschool was a bit relativistic about abortion, but now that I have come to know Christ, I know it is 100% wrong. Abortion is dehumanizing, and we think as long as its not happening to our friends it’s fine, but it’s not. Also reality check there’s a very high chance that someone you know and love has been affected by abortion, but because its such a hush hush topic it’s never been brought up. Break the silence people. We wonder why 60-70% of abortions are done on women who identify as christian. Around 30% specifically Catholic. Relativistic ideas cause confusion and doubt, and builds a culture that says take the easy way out. Relativism says do whatever will make you happy and just try not to be a burden. That’s why so many of us have just become luke warm. We want to be accepted and loved by the people, but we do not look at the cost.It’s literally costing human life, and people are standing there doing nothing about it!
It reminds me of Luke 14 sayings on discipleship. There was large crowds following behind Him, and He turned to them with His loving gaze sensing their partedness, and basically said if you are not willing to risk it all to follow me you cannot be my disciple. If you think you can build up the Kingdom of God on Earth half heartedly, I’m sorry it’s not going to work (especially if you are going to reject the very corner stone). If you are gonna go into battle with only half the number of men, I’m sorry, but it’s not going to work. He loves us so deeply, He deserves are all.
I think we all know what it’s like to love someone, and watch them do things behind your back as if you weren’t watching. It hurts. But we still love them, we want what’s best for them. Jesus feels that same way only deeper. He wants you to be His disciple, He wants you by His side. But He also knows you can’t be on His team and the Devil’s. He warns us over and over, and He begs you please do not make me do it. But the axe lies at the foot of the tree now, and if the tree bares no fruit, it has to go. You all have a free will, use it, you are not a slave to Christ. But you can so easily become a slave to the devil, but Jesus has come to break your chains. Are you going to run free or just stand there?
I know most of you who read this are not relativist, but I encourage you to pray for those who are. Also abortion is probably the biggest issue when it comes to relativism, but the wounds run a lot deeper then abortion alone. Relativist are in such grave danger, and it’s heartbreaking because Jesus loves them so much, and He thirsts so deeply for them. Oh how He grieves for them, but we console His heart greatly when we pray for souls such as these. Also I wrote this on St. Catherine of Siena’s feast day so maybe this is a little message of her that our faith does not stop at politics. She served a good example of that. Sure church and state are separated, but that does not mean man and his faith should be. So I pray that we all reflect on what we are allowing to govern our life? Where are we falling into relativistic ways? Are we doing our will or God’s will?
God loves you, praying for you all!
“Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants.”Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts — a child — as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters” And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.”Mother Teresa of Calcutta