Oh yes, we are all tested daily to determine if we are part of the current church crisis, or fighting against it. We all, in turn, are graded daily, with our final grade a big part of our personal judgment after death.
What are we tested on?
1. Are you fighting hard against the liberalism and modernism of the Second Vatican Council?
2. Do you stand silent about liberalism in the New SSPX? Or do you speak up against it?
3. Are you doing your best to fight for Christ the King every chance you get?
4. Are you ready to speak up against the heresy coming from Rome?
5. Do you speak up against immodest dress and the evil use of God’s name in vain?
6. Do you go to Mass and the Sacraments often (when available for uncompromising Catholics)?
7. Do you challenge a priest or bishop who, in a sermon or retreat, leans liberal?
8. Do you go along to get along with others when you’re away from home, rather than speak up against the many evils so common in society today?
9. Are you also willing to stand alone against the majority when they accept the idea that the parish priest always knows best, and one has to follow him regardless of where he leads?
10. Are you unwilling to accept a compromising bishop or priest and their Sacraments or sacramentals?
11. Do you always speak up against liberal gradualism, which is the downfall of many?
Above is a partial list of the “test questions” asked daily of everyone for the salvation of his soul. In most cases, one would feel alone because so few are in the fight as uncompromising traditional Catholics. But for sure you should never feel alone, for your “Champion” is Christ Himself, Who tells us simply:
Follow Me. I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Without the Way, there is no going. Without the Truth, there is no knowing. Without the Life, there is no living. I am the Way which you must follow, the Truth which you must believe, the Life for which you must hope. I am the inviolable Way, the infallible Truth, the unending Life.
With Christ to lean on, how can you feel alone? From experience, I can assure you that is so.
You might ask what you can do to improve your test score? You can study the Catholic Faith and inform your conscience, along with strengthening your prayer life.
Be advised that most people, rather than fight, go along with the crowd; it is easier that way. But this leads down the treacherous path of believing that whatever the majority believes is always right. Not true, not true!
Speaking up and speaking out for Christ the King has additional benefits other than just your salvation. It is certain to help timid Catholics gather strength to join the fight.
I believe the downfall for most Catholics just after Vatican Council II in the ‘60s and ‘70s was accepting a little liberalism from their parish priest and local bishop. As the floodgates of liberalism opened, because people had little knowledge of the Catholic Faith and studied their Faith little, most of them lost the Faith and joined the conciliar church.
If you are confronted with a questionable situation, then just seek light from our Lord. What would He say to your informed conscience?
God is very much aware of your efforts to stand up for Him. He can read your heart. He is always ready to help and console, according to His Will. So be confident that you will prevail in the end because He helps those who suffer abuse in His defense.
Take courage, brethren, let us go forward together and Jesus will be with us. For Jesus’ sake we have taken this cross. For Jesus’ sake let us persevere with it. He will be our help as He is also our Leader and Guide. Behold, our King goes before us and will fight for us. Let us follow like men.