My wife decided recently that the Catholics in our county aren’t doing enough. Especially politically.

Many Christians have been lulled into the false belief that being a faithful follower of Jesus means eschewing politics. They are dead wrong.

All aspects of life in America have been politicized today. Not by Christians or patriots, but by those who do not share our values, most especially those who do not believe in God.

When the local community center, funded to the tune of $7 million dollars thanks to a special “property tax,” decided to host a Drag Queen story hour for children, Katie decided that she had to do something. She ran for the Community Board. This is from a lady who hates politics, because she’s sane.

Katie was defeated in an election that saw an unusually high proportion of mail-in ballots. Sound familiar? That, however, did not deter her. She regrouped, found two other God-fearing women to join her, and this year all three warrior-queens won their races and were elected to office.

As a result of her first experience – and the poor showing in the national midterm elections – Katie decided her fellow “mackerel-snappers” weren’t doing enough. As a result, Fairfax County now has a new organization mobilizing Catholics to do something, and recently we had our first event, a little Christmas Party to thank all our election volunteers and celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. And how it recharged our patriotic batteries!

I didn’t know it at the time, but my muse had invited a special guest speaker, the indefatigable warrior for the unborn, Austin Ruse.

Austin runs an organization that fights relentlessly for the unborn, even against the United Nations. Please support the Center for Family and Human Rights it if you can. But his speech wasn’t about the more than 63 million babes killed in the womb since Roe v. Wade.. It was about the joy we should feel as Christians.

Joy, I hear you ask? Yes joy. Why? Well, as Austin has detailed in his new book “Under Siege,” there is no finer time to be a faithful catholic, or Christian. (Which is actually the subtitle of his book!)

And he’s right. Let me explain.

When does life as a Christian have clarity and meaning? When the foe is obvious. When the Enemy is strongest. When we live in a time that spiritually is a “target rich environment,” to borrow a military phrase, our place and mission should be clear. How can one do the Lord’s Will in idyllic times?

I don’t mean to be facetious, but good times breed softness. When the Devil walks the Earth and seems to dominate our political and popular culture, then “girding one’s loins” actually takes on a reality it otherwise rarely has in peacetime.

When young girls and boys are been mutilated and sterilized by “doctors” in the name of insane transgender ideology, when football coaches are fired for praying, and Catholics surveilled by the FBI for being Catholics, then we have no option to demonstrate to our Creator that we mean business and that church is just a Sunday social club meant to make us feel good.

De Tocqueville was right. One of the crucial aspects of what made, and still makes, America great is its volunteerism, is the sense the nation is built by its local communities, by the people acting to preserve their beliefs and values at the level where most people work and live.

We are in a fight to save our way of life. Are you a soldier, or a by-stander? There are enough of the Enemy for each and every one of the true patriots out there. Are you one of them?

Read the original at Dr. G’s Substack