“Can Anything Stop the Good Times?” asked a recent Wall Street Journal article in which its writers went on to discuss the extremely optimistic attitudes exhibited by bankers and business executives at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Many people today are apparently asking themselves the same question. It would seem that the times of plenty are here again.
Unfortunately, in periods of apparent prosperity, it can be easy for us to forget that we need God. It can be easy to forget that we need to stop offending our Creator and our Savior. It can be easy to forget that we will not remain forever in this world but are rather destined for an eternal life to come.
One way or another, God will remind us of all of this. He always does. And He does it for our own good.
Let’s not forget that while we celebrate our gains in the stock market, over 3,000 babies are being aborted every day in the U.S. alone. That’s the population equivalent of a small town being wiped off the map every day of the year. And all of this with the sanction of our own government.
Can anything stop the good times?
Yes. The blood of millions of innocent children crying out to heaven for vengeance can stop them. It is worth considering this reminder from the Sacred Page regarding things that anger the Lord,
“Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run to mischief, a deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren.” – Proverbs 6:16-19
Is America then doomed? Is there nothing we can do but stockpile food and supplies in our closets and basements and wait for the end?
Of course not. This is hardly the proper Catholic attitude. We are the Church militant. We’re here to fight against the rulers of the world of this darkness, not to hide from them. We’re here to engage the enemies of Christ, our King, not to flee from them. And we have a weapon that is guaranteed to be efficacious against our deadliest foes. That weapon is the Rosary. Let’s be sure to use it, keeping in mind the words that Sr. Lucia of Fatima uttered concerning powerful prayer:
“The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families . . . that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”