Mary The New Deborah
By The Hermits, Aug 15 2015 09:46PM
When we were reflecting on the great feast of the Assumption today, our little community was granted extraordinary insights.
I was saying that Our Lady’s life on earth was a very hidden one. We think of a St. Therese, or a St. John Berchmans as very ordinary saints, who only show their glory after their deaths. However, on one level Our Lady could not be normal. She is the most normal mother of the most normal son, and that is what makes them perfect. It is we who are abnormal because of sin. Such abnormality is all too obvious today with the lunacy of homosexual marriage, whose illogicality is compounded with trans genderism, trans-humanism, and no doubt people will soon be indulging in trans-animalism if there is such a thing. The lunacy and lying of not a few scientists and doctors far outstrips the venality and lying of politicians, and journalists;, these latter groups are mere amateurs by comparison. Sin leads to abnormality, and then to depravity and ends up in sheer and utter madness.
Our Lady’s life is one of total love for God, total love for her Son, utter obedience to the Father, and an absolute openness to the love of the Holy Spirit. This is all achieved in a spirit of continual contemplation, so that when she falls asleep in the Lord, and enters triumphantly into Heaven, then her true work begins. Then begins the great battle against Satan.
The reading of the Apocalypse simply jumped out at me today in a remarkable way. Our Lady, having appeared with the sun behind her, crowned with stars and the moon under her feet, is about to give birth to Christ when Satan appears in all his terrifying splendour as the red dragon:
“His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman that he might devour her child when she brought it forth.” (Apocalypse 12: v.4). Of course he fails in this attempt and Christ is snatched up to Heaven. Of course the Fathers of the Church saw in the woman, the Church, but that still does not exhaust the scene of its meaning. But I had never really thought about Satan devouring Christ before; incredibly it eluded me. Sister Colette then pointed out something quite extraordinary namely that Eve eats the forbidden fruit and here we have Satan trying to eat Christ - the fruit of Mary's womb. It is almost like some sacrilegious communion, but is this not what the Black Mass is all about? Then when we see the wicked and utterly abominable behaviour of Planned Parenthood we see this Satanic desire in operation. Why does Satan want to devour Christ? He is after all not a cannibal who eats his human victims because he wishes to have the power of that particular human being. Cannibalistic societies do not eat weak specimens of the human race, but only strong ones for they want their power. Obviously Satan wants Christ’s power, but he is not human, and he cannot eat God. He is pure spirit, and is on a hiding to nothing. We in communion can eat God the Son, but only if we are in a state of grace. In that communion Christ gives himself to us, and makes us more like him. He is building up his mystical body, the Church. This is indeed a stupendous mystery.
Then Brother Damon said that for him Our Lady was the new Deborah in Israel, the one who achieves victory through her Son. Deborah, when she was judging Israel which was being ground down by Jabin King of Canaan, who had at hand 900 chariots of iron, summons the military commander of Israel, Barak and tells him:
“The Lord the God of Israel commands you, ‘Go gather your men at Mount Tabor, taking ten thousand form the tribe of Naphtali and the tribe of Zebulun. And I will draw Sisera, the general of Jabin’s army, to meet you by the river Kishon with his chariots and his troops; and I will give him into your hand.’ “ Barak said to her, “If you will go with me, I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go.” And she said, “I will surely go with you; nevertheless, the road on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman”. Then Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh. (Judges 4: 6-9)
Everything comes to pass as Deborah predicted. Barak wins the battle but it is Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite who kills Sisera in a very underhand way, by appearing to give him hospitality and then driving a tent peg through the exhausted man’s temple, while he is sleeping. Jael however is not the important person in this story, it is Deborah. Barak does not have the courage to do battle with Sisera without the presence of Deborah.
The battle since the birth of Christ has been unrelenting. Satan’s hold on the world, destroyed with the redemption, can still work powerfully because Man still has free will and a natural propensity to choose to do good rather than bad. Sin attracts more often than not, and Satan is the master of deception and temptation.
Since Our Lady was assumed into Heaven her great hymn of the Magnificat from being a joyful song when she meets her cousin Elizabeth has become louder and more glorious through the ages. As evil appears to grow in strength and malignancy, so this great song of victory becomes more wonderful, and beautiful in its music through the lives of the saints, especially those who are martyrs. Though the cacophony of evil is truly terrible now, and is best exemplified in the tunelessness of atonalism, and the savagery of different forms of punk and rock, so too the beauty of the marshal music of the new Deborah becomes more and more triumphant as the crescendo is building up to the climax.
The battle is joined, and the forces of evil are unmasked. The decadent and depraved West, grown drunk on Luciferian silliness, does not know that several Trojan horses have entered its collapsing Empire, but approaching the gates of this deathly city of the West comes a great army, at the head of which is Mary the Mother of God. She comes with her army and behind her comes an even greater army led by her Son the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
Leaders of the West especially, know that your doom has come, and leaders of the East know that your hope is here. The Queen of Heaven, the dawn proceeds the rising Christ. Repent for behold the Bridegroom is here. Mary is “comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.” And the sight of her must cause joy or terror. Her great weapon is her prayer before the throne of God. Let all those who wish to be in the white robed army of her son put themselves under her banner, the banner that will call the armies of all faithful Christians to the side of her Son Jesus who is the way the truth and the life.