DAILY CATHOLIC     FRI-SAT-SUN     December 18-20, 1998     vol. 9, no. 245

SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING

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    INTRODUCTION
          With the messages for the world having been concluded three years ago, slowly the public "Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart" has been able to return to the fullness of being Cyndi Cain, wife and mother (roles she never abandoned even for a moment during the public years). However, after much prayer and discernment, she feels strongly that there is much God wishes her to share, for He continually teaches us in our hearts and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, we are to share, to learn, to grow and to be there for one another, as He is always there for us.

          In various weekend issues, when the Holy Spirit inspires her, she hopes to find the time in a busy schedule of caring for a sick child, schooling another son, and the regular work of keeping up a home not to mention helping with the ministry, to write a few lines in sharing with all the experiences and lessons learned in her own introspection. Cyndi has chosen to call her few words, humble and poor in the face of the Almighty, "SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING", for He has placed these words in her heart. To suffer: How all hate the thought, and how, when one is a mother who is faced with the onset of an illness for which the cure may be years away we feel our hearts break in many places. Yet, God hears a beautiful melody here. The angels hear it, too, and so do the saints. The melody reaches to the Heavens and joins with the unending chorus of all the hosts of Heaven praising God. It is Cyndi's sincerest hope that perhaps, together with the reader, we can take our sufferings, which are different yet similar, and place them into this great hymn of praise to the Creator, our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, and learn to make beautiful music unto the Lord. Below is her twenty-second sonata.

A symphony with too many flat notes that has fallen on its clef

          Is your heart saddened by the events that have taken place and are taking place in Washington, D.C. and Iraq this week?

          Mine is. The fact Bill Clinton has decided to bomb the Iraqi people now after eight years of waiting is not only beyond my comprehension, but makes me not only very sad, but righteously angry. I can tell you this. God is not happy with what Bill Clinton is doing and, because of that, we can't be happy. The Holy Father is not happy. Those who uphold the sanctity of life cannot be happy. Bill Clinton grew up in a generation that coined the phrase, "Make love, not war!" His definition of both is not God's definition nor mine. He has consistently disregarded the virtue of chastity and war is his choice only when it is expedient. It surely was not back when he was draft eligible and he showed his craftiness and elusive nature that is so evident today by avoiding the military like a plague. Now he's willing to sacrifice our troops for his own hide. I'm sorry but the notes are totally flat and any kind of justification for aggressiveness now falls on its clef.

          Before Wednesday's "Pearl Harbor" by Clinton, all the focus was on his inevitable impeachment. With this action he took it shows he is trying to divert attention away from his own situation, a smokescreen if you will. I, for one, am not going to be fooled by this and I choose to focus on the real problem. I'd like to address a few thoughts on the on-going struggle between party lines, the White House, the Congress, and we, the people of America.

          My dear friends, it appears to me that the entire matter of impeachable offenses committed by William Jefferson Clinton are in reality very simple to decide, and not nearly as complicated as the on-going debate has been in legal circles and now before the House Judiciary Committee, and now to the full House and possibly the Senate.

          First, there is only one Truth and that is God, who gave to all mankind the Truth evidenced first in the Ten Commandments, and then more thoroughly expressed by His Only-Begotten Son Jesus Christ. We are a Christian nation. It doesn't matter how many immigrants have come to our shores espousing another faith. Our Constitution is based on Christian principals. End of discussion.

          God's Truth is Eternal. God also charged us with making our laws guided by His Commandments, and abiding by them in order for our country, our state, and our town to live morally just lives as He commands.

          Now, our laws, framed by the Constitution must be in accordance with God's Everlasting Law if we are to obey them. For the most part, the laws are, although in the last thirty years, the laws passed by our Congress are edging further from the Truth than ever before. This point notwithstanding, it is God's Will that we, His children, obey the law of our nation, etc., provided that law does not contradict His Law.

          An example of this would be the passing of a law (such as has been done in China) whereby a married couple would be forbidden by law to have more than one child, and would be ordered by law to be sterilized or imprisoned if the married couple do not comply with this one-child per couple law. If that were to happen, we would not have to obey that law, and would, in fact, offend Almighty God by sin if we did abide by it.

          Therefore, the simplicity of the case against William Jefferson Clinton boils down to clear-cut facts. First, William Jefferson Clinton and his wife are both lawyers. Law school requires a matter of intelligence, and no one passes who has not grasped the content of the law as set forth in the Constitution. Secondly, no one passes the bar exam if they are stupid or ignorant.

          Secondly, William Jefferson Clinton knew, consciously, what he was doing when he engaged in an extra-marital affair with Monica Lewinsky. He took a calculated risk by carrying on this affair. It was calculated because of the office he held, that office being the highest in this nation. With the highest office comes an extraordinary amount of power. Clinton relied upon his office and its customary power to conceal his affair. He counted on it. He counted on his staff and on Monica Lewinsky. His mistake (if one could call it that) was not silencing Monica before she could speak out publicly. Check his record and you'll find that he's very good at "silencing" those who, in the past, could and would have exposed him for what he truly represents.

          Thirdly, when Monica went public and the calculated risk of keeping the affair underwraps was torn to shreds, Clinton chose, with another calculated risk, to use the popular opinion of the American people and the power of his office, to mislead, lie, to lie under oath, to conceal, to set up roadblocks that would have allowed the truth to surface. I don't know about you, but to have anyone look me in the eye (as Clinton did on television), and lie to my face is abhorrent at least, and impeachable above all. That a liar is the moral representative of our country should make all of us sad, and justifiably angry before God and our own Constitution.

          Fourth, Clinton knew the law very well. He counted upon his knowledge of the law to manipulate the truth to his own favor, and to mislead us, to mislead the Congress, to mislead the world. In addition, to tell the truth, Clinton is one of the best liars I've ever heard or seen. It's shocking to realize how good he is at lying.

          When, however, the majority of the House of Representatives began to probe deeper, (and, yes, it is political), Clinton consciously chose to continue to lie, to lie under oath, to connive, to manipulate, to threaten witnesses, to use all of the power of his office to get the "opposition" to back down, to lay off, to forget the whole mess. Clinton did this not only before a grand jury, but he did it to us, to you and to me, and to be less than outraged by this means we've lost our sense of morality and of virtue, our Godliness, our Christianity, our knowledge that we are all responsible before God and man for our virtue, or lack thereof.

          Forget the rhetoric that seems endless on Capitol hill. The news media, as well as Congress, and the president (please note the small "p" for president), are using us as a ratings source. They, as a whole, are playing to the crowd…and hoping to justify, rationalize and manipulate us into whatever "they" think is right or wrong.

          I'm sorry to have to tell them this, but the truth is that what Clinton did and is doing is wrong, both before God, and before us, and he, who leads this country, does not defend and uphold the constitution, as he swore to do, but he has abused it.

          To abuse the Constitution upon which this nation was founded is an impeachable offense. To state, as many democrats and liberal republicans have that impeachment would bring this country into a state of chaos is ridiculous in the extreme. The Constitution provides for a system of checks and balances (Government 101 for those who remember high school and college, not to mention the sound teachings of our elementary years). To seek to justify Clinton's actions and deeds in any other direction is nothing more than a ploy, political at best, and plain stupid at worst, and is offensive before God.

          My dear brothers and sisters, the Truth is plain and simple. Do you want an adulterer, a liar, one who does not uphold and honor our Constitution and its laws, leading our nation?

          I do not. I am appalled by the thought, and until justice is served, I am not proud to be an American, regardless of party or politics. I am God's child, and my first and prominent duty is to God, and then to my country. When the man-made laws of my country are bandied about as is being done now on Capital Hill to seek not what is best for the nation before God, but for the individual and his or her political party is reprehensible.

          The sad fact is that in asking myself "Just how stupid does Clinton and our elected officials think the American people are?" I have to answer in honesty, "Pretty stupid."

          Doesn't say much, does it, about the moral decline of this country. Yes, I pray every day for Clinton, his family, and this country as a whole. I pray that God, in His Mercy, will restore America to that sense of morality and virtue, which would shine as a beacon of His Light to the entire world.

          Until we get our collective act together and seek "true" justice before God and for ourselves as a nation, God is sad, God is not pleased with us. If we really want to see God's Justice served upon us as a nation, then we will sit back, watch the "show", and say nothing.

          I, for one, don't intend to do that. I intend to pray, and then to let all the world know, in whatever way I am capable, that I do not condone, justify or rationalize Clinton's actions and deeds. I, for one, through my one small voice, intend to let my elected representatives know that I expect them to live up to the Constitution, and to the moral tenants upon which this country was founded, and that I am sick and tired of the endless words that seek to create a "gray" area, when there isn't a "gray" area in the whole matter. Truth is truth, and will not be denied, no matter how hard we try. God knows the truth. Nothing is going to change that. God expects us to stand up for the Truth.

          Let us, as Christmas approaches, pray that true justice will be served, and that in bring true justice to bear, God will, in His Mercy, allow our nation to rise again into the Light of His Truth and be to the world the Light we were founded to be.

Cyndi Cain


December 18-20, 1998       volume 9, no. 245
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