WRONG WITH THE WORLD
It is sick and the medicine it is
prescribing for itself is worse than the sickness. In its pride, it has
rejected the medicine God has provided which has been proven effective and
chooses its own instead. The world is so sick its reasoning has become
sickening; or maybe it is the absence of reasoning.
A doctor begins by studying the normal
state of a human person. Then, when a person gets sick, the doctor tries to
find out what went wrong by comparing his present state with the previous
state; or, if he does not know what went wrong as in the case of cancer, he
just tries his best to restore the man to his previous healthy state.
In medicine, some doctors may think
differently as to how an organ broke down. But all are agreed on how the
body should be. All cures are directed towards restoring the person's
original health. Today's society is sick; but nobody remembers how an
originally healthy society looks, or they refuse to see how it should look.
Christ taught man and showed man how an ideal society should be. But
everybody is rejecting His idea.
And so, today, people are analyzing the
sickness in the Church and, without looking back at the ideal Christ had
instituted, begin to invent weird medicines. If a man with a dysfunctional
leg goes to a doctor, the physician would simply try to restore the use of
the leg. Or, if it is necessary, he will amputate the leg. The modern man,
with his bright ideas, will instead redesign the arms and legs, thus
producing a monster. The doctor may, by necessity, send the man home with
one leg less; but the modern man will tend to send him home with one extra
The ordinary man says: I hate aspirin but
I'll drink it to get rid of my headache. The modern man is saying: I want to
get rid of my headache; I want a toothache instead. Or, to get rid of his
catarrhac, he would prefer the paradise of diabetes.
Modern man's cures to both his spiritual
and social problems are worse than the maladies. The state, in its attempt
to solve poverty, which is only physical poverty, introduced materialistic
capitalism which contains spiritual HIV. In trying to cure a physical lack,
the state introduced a spiritual disease. Christ would rather we choose
poverty than have a broken family. He was born poor. But modern Catholics,
definitely, would rather have a broken family than face poverty.