(Part 1 of a 3 part Poem by Crusader Will on the situation our Church finds itself in. Each part has 7 stanzas)
PROLOGUE: Let-Outs for the Forewarned
Troy, sacked, dumped a double horror-dose
on Priam’s daughter Cassandra. Close
upon her prophecies of doom came
her share in that doom. Now, no blame
is hers for being ignored prior
to truth coming true. But a liar
would I be to play down some outrage
at my getting caught in the same cage.
Mitigation is our lone reward
for taking apocalypse on board.
RANDOM TESTING: TAKING APOCALYPSE ON BOARD
PART ONE: LEADERS IN THE LEAD-UP
Fishing round on the internet,
you’ll gasp at how clued-up you get.
Francis has been expounding enough
to make stuff-he-is-made-of the stuff
of fair comment. Contradiction
his stock-in-trade; concomitant the friction
between Church members all persuaded
they’ve heard right – that’s how, Satan-aided,
Christ’s Church is rent: most with no idea
why some are filled with the direst fear.
Item: our off-the-cuff traveller
costs the tangled-web un-raveller
dear. Chat, press-snapped-up, spin-doctors
quick-pick over, to re-concoct as
“misunderstood”, “harmless”, “without guile”.
But spot the glare of truth when the smile
is wiped from a face. “Gay-judge: who, me?”
“Fundamentalist? – the Trad R.C.”
“Atheists heaven-capable?” Such,
from a Pope, off-guard, blogs damn “Too much!”
Scratch beneath a Catholic front,
and find the mood blase a stunt
designed to get the “novus ordo“
fixed in fine form as the status quo –
curious fruit of Vatican Two
fed docile-bunch-us by a bright crew
that we had no reason to suspect
as they belonged to an elect
blessed with the normal build-up of trust
to second as only right and just.
These innovators, fast entrenched,
could calmly dismiss the fists blenched
against them by the old guard. But guilt
the trustful must share, when there’s. in-built,
complicity in easier ways-out
we’re not too innocent not to doubt.
Dumping ill-effects on leaders
does not clear us as special leaders.
Which part-explains the climax-lead-up
to this end-times trough at which we sup.
5. Prophets have been telling us for years
that time’s paybacks are in grave arrears.
Church decline now in fast-track mode,
now we can see the end of the road.
But before it can get better,
the worst has to strike – to the letter.
This can be lessened if enough pray
and cause postponements to the last day.
But what will be, will be; and be bad.
Still, some consolation’s to be had.
What’s at stake is what is called
the new paradise, which, once installed,
will last a thousand years – this poor earth,
restored to what it was at birth,
before it fell into Satan’s hands.
With this restoration , it expands
slightly, though there is no more sea.
The twelve-nation result, quite free
of devils’ due, of course implies
for some present countries a demise.
7. What about those who live on islands
and peninsulas? Will highlands
offer refuge in the great reshape,
or crust-rise bridge trenches left agape
when continents split up and water
flooded in to fill the gap? Shorter
and shorter grows our time on wait
for tribulation to seal our fate.
Not all of us will outlive the birth
of the new heavens and the new earth.
By Crusader Will
Next post: Random Testing Part 2 (tomorrow)