“Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves.” – Matthew 10:16
In battle, the more accurately a soldier understands his circumstances, the more likely he is to survive and succeed. The same is true in spiritual battle.
But in today’s “dictatorship of relativism,” accurately understanding your circumstances can be especially hard to do. When a culture believes that truth and reason, right and wrong are personal rather than objective realities, the very ground beneath our feet begins to fall away. Foundational understandings about human life, the family and justice, once commonly valued, are being decimated and replaced by flavor-of-the-day theories. In these ever-shifting sands, knowing which way to go, what is true and how to live can seem nearly impossible.
As Catholics, we know that Jesus Christ is “the Way, the Truth and the Life” and that He founded His church in this fallen world to serve as “the pillar and foundation of the truth.” Today, as always, the Catholic Church stands in opposition to this latest dismantling of Judeo-Christian civilization.
To help provide perspective on where the Church stands on current events are a number of excellent resources listed below. Use these to keep yourself aware, so that you can more effectively defend and advance the Way, the Truth and the Life – Jesus Christ — in the field of spiritual battle.
- National Catholic Register
- Eternal Word Television News
- The Holy See
- Catholic News Service
- LifeSite News
- New Advent
- Catholic Answers
- New Oxford Review