Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus
“Unless you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven” (from today’s Holy Gospel). That is, “not in sense,” explains St. Paul (1 Cor. 14.20), as in retardation to childishness; “but in malice be children, and in sense perfect.”
Child-like innocence – Christian renunciation of the spirit (the mindset or mentality) of this “New World disOrder” (the “Novus Ordo”) as expressed by strange and unruly even to outrageous hairstyles, vulgar and immodest fads in language, behavior and get-up, and the ‘rights’, preoccupations, hopes and dreams of the citizens of this one-world city which is opposed to the all-encompassing dominion of Christ the King in subjection to the Roman “Pontifex” (but a crowned Sovereign Pontiff – symbolic also of the following second description by the Apostle St. Paul). This form of Christian innocence after the original innocence we have lost is obtained by striving then against the current of perdition sweeping the “New” city of Babylon and the greater part of the ‘official’ institutional Church (the “New” ‘Catholic’ City inaugurated at Vatican II) – both in which there is no love of a demandingly absolute Truth: “be not conformed to this world” (Rom. 12.2); this is the true shot at ‘trying hard to be holy,’ but sanctity is first and foremost God’s work: 1) He alone could purify us of everything that is not Him down to their very roots why 2) we need His light in prayer that we resist not His ‘operation’ on us as we embrace the traditional Catholic discipline of the Spiritual Life, and His almighty aid which flows through our traditional Sacraments.
“In sense perfect.” That is, a spiritual man who has “the mind of Christ” (1 Cor. 2.16) – an intimate of God and of the “deep things of God” (v.10); an intimate of the “deep things of God” – he is not deceived, though, by those who appear to be speaking very ‘inspiring’ things about God even if they be presented as clad in Papal and other ecclesiastical trappings for the true man of God stands SOLIDLY – not limping or halting, as with the ‘official’ hierarchs since Vatican II – on God’s Word and doctrine: one who stands not in contradiction to the Apostolic “paradoseis” (“Tradition,” 2 Thess. 3.16) for there is no change in the mind and judgments of God (God can never contradict Himself).