Cogitatio For The Fifth Week of January 2018:
“For I judged not myself to know anything among you, but Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”
First Epistle Of Saint Paul To The Corinthians 2:1
For the modernist, the main tool is shame. Are you so silly a person that you believe in prayer, in angels and miracles, that bread can become the body of Christ before your eyes?
Everything must be explained by science or it cannot be, the Age cries, and you would be a fool to believe these things. They are superstitious, magic, supernatural.
And on this last bit they are correct. To be Christian is to believe in the supernatural–to believe that things outside of nature, indeed above nature, can happen. If you believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, then this includes you.
The instant you realize this, that the universe contains more truth than can be measured, quantified or tested, the scales should fall from your eyes and the world should become a more miraculous place. For now you begin your true journey, shedding the dual priorities of ego and individualism and replacing them with a quest for eternal salvation.
It is this very thing that Pope St. Pius X sought to confirm in people by drafting the Oath Against Modernism, which is the core of the Traditian Order. All of our members will take this Oath, and will be recognizable as people who have made the choice to believe that there is more to this world, indeed that the Kingdom of God surrounds us.