A few nights ago, I watched a performance straight out of Washington, DC that brought me to think once again about how much the world has changed.
There was, once upon a time, a world where people created beauty, and everyone saw that beauty around them, to be celebrated and enjoyed by everyone who appreciated such things. This beauty came in the form of decorated buildings, attractive fashion, respectful language, comprehensible music, well-made everyday items, and the like.
Yet lately, the world is quite the opposite. To see beauty, one must search as an archeologist on a dig.
Earlier this week, the Grammys presented a show that featured a quite plump man dressed as a devil in red, bellowing, “Unholy! Unholy!” Around him danced more red devils. Up around him flew pyrotechnics.
Last fall, Jokey the Prez read a gravely malicious speech in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, complete with red lighting on either side of him and he himself shadowed in near total darkness. His State of the Union Speech this week was steeped in lie after lie, and his twisted, creepy smiles had a luciferian charm about them.
Out in the world, I rarely see people that present themselves well. I barely see anyone with combed hair, or dressed in anything other than workout clothes or ripped up clothes.
I hear vulgar language everywhere. I hear it in passing in public. People I meet feel free to pepper in expletives with nary a second thought. Sadly, that kind of tasteless language is also prevalent in print.
This isn’t to say that there was nothing ugly about the world before these currently strange times. Yes, it was there, but the beauty, light, and respect were more prevalent then than today.
I now observe something about people that is really disconcerting: It appears that people want to be intentionally ugly – slovenly, repulsive, and foul – and thereby to blend in with the intentionally ugly world, to become one with the ugliness enveloped in the darkness of hate, self-loathing, and nihility is to become nothing themselves.
In the current fad of eschewing Our Creator, so many, many people are attempting to take on the role of God. They fall into idol worship: They medically and surgically change their sex; they attempt to control climate; they embrace abortion. They go on to celebrate sexual perversions, and they break up the family unit even further. They call names, lie to your face, and spew hatred, and if you don’t go along with them, there’s something wrong with you.
They laugh in the face of God.
I read that people believe that we are now in the End Times. Perhaps we are. And perhaps we are on our way to the next Great Awakening.
We can only hope and have faith.
Lady Susan Marie Molloy
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