Nazis and Klansmen … Friday, March 5

Adolf Hitler in Yugoslavia.

Adolf Hitler. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ku Klux Klan

Ku Klux Klan. (Photo credit: Paul Lowry)

A Rosary Meditation … The Third Sorrowful Mystery, the Crowning with Thorns. “And Pilate said to them, ‘Behold the man!’ But they cried out, ‘Away with him! Crucify him!’ ” John 19:5, 15. The mob mentality. Normal people turned into pack animals. “Pack” as in wolves and also as in willing to carry their own burdens when Someone else is more than willing to help. And we wonder about Klansmen and Nazis. Its called “fallen nature”. But looking at that gives us a wrong perspective. The One who seems to be held captive here is actually the One who came to set the captives free. Luke 4:18. If we keep our eyes on the crazed people calling for death and destruction we’ll get pulled into that, we’ll become a part of it. The truth actually lies in Pilates statement. Rather than look at the crowd we need to behold the Man. Keeping our focus on Him takes us away from the Klansmen, the Nazis, our own lower nature, and places us in His company instead. We get to decide which side we’re on. Do we really want to stand shoulder to shoulder with Thom Robb and Adolf Hitler? Or would we rather stand shoulder to Shoulder with the One who shouldered the cross? The world is more than ready to run after the popular wicked. We are IN the world, that’s true. But we needn’t be OF it. Better to distance ourselves from that pack mentality. Remember that pack animals, when they’ve torn their victim, often turn on other members of the pack. There is no honor among thieves, not really. The only safe place to be, in this instance, is with Christ. He’s the only safe haven under any circumstances.

Today … St. Zeno. A martyr who was put to death at an unknown date and in an uncertain location. He was reportedly burned alive. That’s all kind of iffy isn’t it? Not much detail. But one thing is certain. He was no pack animal.

“Behold the man!” … “The efficiency of the truly national leader consists primarily in preventing the division of the attention of a people, and always in concentrating it on a single enemy.” ~ Adolf Hitler ~ And folks, be aware, because as His Body here on earth, the “enemy” the system picks out for people to focus on is us, Christ’s One, Holy, Apostolic Catholic Church. They crowned Him, they crown us.
 

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