Monday, September 13, 2021

When the Marxists Tried to Take Over Mexico

 From 1P5:

In our current age we start noticing hostile attitudes towards the Church and its teachings just like the years prior to 1917 in Mexico. Is there something we can do? If so, how do we go about it? Clearly the first step is prayer and a life in a state of grace. After that, we must develop an attitude of piety and Christian brotherhood. Catholics during the Cristero War understood that, no matter what were the differences they all looked after each other with true charity.

Contrary to popular belief even though the Cristeros were extremely courageous they usually avoided conflict with the government troops (if possible). They were not looking for blood but peace. They prayed and showed mercy towards their enemies. When they won a battle, they knew that it was because Christ was the one who fought for them, not because they had an arsenal at their disposal (which they didn’t have anyway) or land where they could be self-sufficient. They knew that the first step in being Catholic treating each other as what we are: Catholics brethren. The same lesson remains for us.

If we are going to have to carry this cross we must look back at those who did it successfully before us and learn from them because doing it faithfully could mean that we would be the generation that establishes the columns of Catholicism in this country in a permanent way with an everlasting impact. Let us focus on what has an immediate impact in our society: living in a state of grace. Let us look at the potential difficult times ahead of us as an opportunity to live a strong, intentional Catholicism. If the time comes for us to plant the same seed as the Cristeros did, then by the hand of Our Blessed Mother we can confidently answer the call saying “Viva Cristo Rey y Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe!” (Long live Christ the King and Our Lady of Guadalupe) (Read more.)

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