Antonin Scalia passed into the arms of Jesus Christ on the Jewish sabbath, Saturday, February 13, 2016. This date also marks the 11th anniversary of the passing of Sister Lucia of Fatima, as well as the first Sunday of Lent. As I mentioned a few blogposts ago – this year is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Fatima apparitions, a major Church-approved event.
On this date in the Hebrew calendar, Jews recall Psalms 23-28. You have only to read Psalm 23 to glean the theme of the day –
A psalm by David. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall lack nothing.
He lays me down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters.
He revives my soul; He directs me in paths of righteousness for the sake of His Name.
Though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff-they will comfort me.
You will prepare a table for me before my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; my cup is full.
Only goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the House of the Lord for many long years.
Of course, this theme is quite coincidental considering the outright hatred many had for this modern-day ‘lawgiver.’
That said, I really hadn’t thought about any interesting parallels to Justice Scalia’s passing until I pondered the First Reading for Mass this Sunday. It’s about Moses, ‘the lawgiver,’ and the Israelites’ plight at the hands of the Egyptians and a certain Syrian.
Moses speaks to the people –
And the priest taking the basket at thy hand, shall set it before the altar of the Lord thy God: And thou shalt speak thus in the sight of the Lord thy God: The Syrian pursued my father, who went down into Egypt, and sojourned there in a very small number, and grew into a nation great and strong and of an infinite multitude.
And the Egyptians afflicted us, and persecuted us, laying on us most grievous burdens: And we cried to the Lord God of our fathers: who heard us, and looked down upon our affliction, and labour, and distress: And brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand, and a stretched out arm, with great terror, with signs and wonders: And brought us into this place, and gave us this land flowing with milk and honey. And therefore now I offer the firstfruits of the land which the Lord hath given me. And thou shalt leave them in the sight of the Lord thy God, adoring the Lord thy God.
Those who reject the word of God in our American society by calling evil good and good evil are rejoicing over the passing of Judge Scalia. With that in mind, I wondered if this event may actually be somehow prophetic.
The apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, occurred during WW1 while the Mother of God warned of a greater war which would soon break out – WW2. She also noted a future threat that she called the ‘annihilation of nations.’ The word annihilate is Latin meaning ‘reduced to nothing’ or ‘utterly destroyed.’ Additionally, the word can be linked to the fusion reaction of subatomic particles which produce radiant energy. This dynamic should immediately being to mind the ‘Miracle of the Sun,’ where witnesses watched that heavenly body appear to fall from the sky towards earth. This event marked the end of the Fatima Apparitions on October 13, 1917.
I’ve often quoted a warning given by Mother Teresa regarding the great sin of abortion. She said, “The fruit of abortion is nuclear war.”
Since our culture has doubled down on this abomination by turning a blind eye to the cannibalization of infants in the name of advancing science (trafficking baby body parts) and using embryos for unnatural acts against God’s order, we can only wonder what lies ahead.
Finally, a potential ‘sign in the sky’ during the passing of Antonin Scalia is quite notable.
As he went to the Lord whom he served so well, the scales of justice rose over the eastern horizon with the planet Mars (symbolic of war) located exactly between both scales –
All this while the sun goes unusually quiet…
Please pray for the conversion of America and those who call evil good and good evil.