14 But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God; for it is foolishness to him, and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined.
15 But the spiritual man judgeth all things; and he himself is judged of no man.
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that we may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
Almost 50 years ago this summer, my dad told me that to be a Catholic was to be counter-cultural. I listened and took him seriously.
I am and have been an orthodox Catholic for some time and I am countercultural.
A Catholic must always think outside the social and cultural environment which surrounds him. This has been true since the beginnings of the early Church.
For a relatively short period of time, in some countries, very few, the laws of Christendom were in place. Legal formats and decisions were based on natural law and revealed law-the Ten Commandments.
For Catholics to still think they can be accepted by a particular culture, or even one's family and be Catholic is either naive or self-delusional.
Sadly, many of us are alone, fragmented into very small groupings, and marginalized. These are, as I put on this blog ages ago, are signs of persecution.
Folks, we have turned the corner. Personal holiness is essential.
Whether we can stem the tide of evil and turn Western Civilization back to its roots is highly problematic and most unlikely.
To think like a Catholic is to see the reality of the world through the Eyes of God and not one's own eyes.
If you have lost the gift of discernment or wisdom given to you in baptism through sin and compromise, pray for such.
Otherwise, like those millions who followed the siren call of compromise in the Protestant Revolt, you will find yourself making the wrong decisions.
Think, reflect, act....think like a Catholic.
and more, if you search, "thinking like a Catholic"