Monday, August 07, 2006
The War in Heaven
On an average day, it is Sister St. Aloysius who is in a dither. She's a bit of a nervous Nelly, easily startled, bug-eyed little thing. Now she' got me in a dither with a question I can't answer! Perhaps our dear readers will have some theories to share.
Here's what happened. We were watching CNN That way we know exactly what to pray for. The news is so terrible about the MidEast Crisis that I believe I must have said something like, "I pray that there is a day with no war...of course...the only place that will ever happen is when we are all in heaven. Ha ha."
And Sister St. Aloysius said, "Sister Mary Martha, there was a war in heaven, too."
Now right away you want to just pretend you didn't hear that. I can see the goose bumps rising on her wrist (her arms are covered). She could be in a swoon within the next ten minutes.
But she is correct. There was a war in heaven. That's how we got Satan.
You remember the story there. Heaven is a happy place with God and his angels when suddenly one day Lucifer, the biggest, prettiest, most favorite angel decides that since he is so big and pretty, why should he be worshipping God. He decides he could run heaven, or whatever, just as well as God.
A big fight breaks out between Lucifer and his minions, and St. Michael the Archangel and his army. Lucifer loses. God invents Hell and throws Lucifer and the losers into it.
They've been mad as you know what ever since and can't stop picking on everybody.
So I said to Sister St. Aloysius, "Oh dear, that was a long long time ago. All the bad people and angels were cleared out of heaven and it's a happy, happy place now."
And she said, "Yes, but what's to stop it from happening again? If it happened once, it could happen again."
I can't really argue with that, can you?
It happened because Lucifer/Satan had free will in heaven. So does everybody there. So.....
Sister St. Aloysius and I are having some herbal tea. We've turned off Wolf Blizter. We're praying to St. Michael.