king's crown
March 26, 2020 Blog / faith testimony / politics / religion 0 Comment
This pandemic is our country’s King Solomon moment! The decisions that our leaders make in the months to come will determine both the fate of the world and the salvation of our souls. That’s right, it’s a biggie.  This isn’t the first time a leader faced such an extreme life and death decision. In the Bible, 1 Kings 3:16-28*, King Solomon makes the wise decision to challenge two women who both claim they are the mother of a child.
1 Kings 3:25
The king said, ‘Divide the living boy in two, then give half to the one, and half to the other.’
Some may think this Old Testament story of the Bible is too old to apply to today’s crisis.  I think it’s as relevant as ever.
Of course, King Solomon made the right decision in challenging these women. But are you sure? Certainly, the king took a huge risk.  Consider what may have happened if the true mother hadn’t relented.  Or what if the evil woman was cunning and figured out what the King was up to and had also offered to give the child up?
Was the King taking too big a risk?
I don’t think so. Why? Because the King knew what he was doing! He was truly wise.  He understood human nature and the characters of the women standing in front of him. He was aware of the power of love. He knew what their likely responses would be because Solomon’s wisdom came from God.
What’s that got to do with this Coronavirus pandemic?
Everything! We as a nation must decide:
Do we save the sick or save the economy? Some say if we DON’T shut the economic engine of this country down, we won’t have a country anyway because everyone will die!
Some say if we DO shut the country down, everyone will eventually die of starvation due to the loss of jobs, the collapse of industry and the shortage of everything we need to survive.
It’s a classic decision to cut the baby in half or give it to the real Mother!
On the news, supposed “wise” men and women talk about striking a balance, and the need to “flatten the curve” of the infection and mortality rates before we return the country to an economic “normal.” They say we can do two things at once.
Baked into these claims is the arrogant proposition that brilliant scientists will know exactly when that moment in time will be and they assure us that it won’t arrive too late to save the economy.  Others who love liberty more than life, observe our freedoms eroding right in front of us.  They see the citizens of our free nation acting like lemmings, dutifully following each other off a cliff.
What’s the truth?  Oh, my dears, you are NOT going to like this!
The truth is that we can’t be saved by anything in the natural world. The solution lies in the supernatural!  King Solomon’s wisdom came from God.  So, where is our King Solomon? Where are our spiritual leaders who recognize and will admit out loud that the answer lies in prayer and in changing our lifestyles?  Obedience to God’s law is required for us to survive, and frankly, we blew it! Our addictions to worldly possessions and greed and impurity have caused this.  Our lack of integrity and truthfulness and mostly a lack of our love of God and our neighbor have brought us to this state of suspended animation where we hide in fear of each other! That’s not social distancing.  That’s spiritual distancing!
But only a few brave souls are talking about the things that really brought this on – greed, sexual depravity, the wanton slaughter of the unborn, the corruption of our government at the highest levels, destruction of the Church of Christ, just to name a few.  You won’t see any of that in the headlines.
But if you listen carefully, you will hear a woman say we should cut the baby [our country] in half, announcing shamelessly: “It shall be neither mine nor yours; divide it.”
I heard the speaker of the House say just that! She is willing to sacrifice the country for her personal agenda! Didn’t you hear her?
Fellow souls, pray the baby is returned to her true Mother, our Blessed Mother most holy, who will crush the head of the serpent in the end.
For those of you unfamiliar with the verses in the Bible relating to King Solomon’s verdict, here it is:
1 Kings 3:16–28 23 ‘This one woman said, ‘Please my lord, this woman and I live in the same house; and I gave birth while she was in the house. Then on the third day after I gave birth, this woman also gave birth. We were together; there was no one else with us in the house, only the two of us were in the house. Then this woman’s son died in the night, because she lay on him. She got up in the middle of the night and took my son from beside me while your servant slept. She laid him at her breast and laid her dead son at my breast. When I rose in the morning to nurse my son, I saw that he was dead; but when I looked at him closely in the morning, clearly it was not the son I had borne.’ But the other woman said, ‘No, the living son is mine, and the dead son is yours.’ The first said, ‘No, the dead son is yours, and the living son is mine.’ So they argued before the king.
24 So the king said, ‘Bring me a sword,’ and they brought a sword before the king.
25 The king said, ‘Divide the living boy in two, then give half to the one, and half to the other.’
26 But the woman whose son was alive said to the king—because compassion for her son burned within her –” Please my lord, give her the living boy; certainly do not kill him!” The other said, “It shall be neither mine nor yours; divide it.”
27 Then the king responded: ‘Give the first woman the living boy; do not kill him. She is his mother.’
All Israel heard of the judgement that the king had rendered; and they stood in awe of the wisdom of God was in him, to execute justice.*
*Source: Holy Bible, NRSV, Catholic Edition