Calling forth our heroes

November 18, 2013

Such simple measures will prepare the climate for our representative characters—some who are remnants of traditional elites embedded in our own communities, others still to come from the ranks of society—to step forth and help harmonize our nation and improvise with the elements at hand to provide organic solutions. If our society is coming apart, as some claim, it is because no representative characters have come forth to bring us together.

Photo of the latest pop sensation, One Direction by Fiona McKinlay.

Our materialistic society calls forth rock stars to entertain us. Photo of the latest pop sensation, One Direction by Fiona McKinlay. Two of the band members were caught using foul language at their fans.

In our materialistic society, we have called forth great technicians, businessmen, and engineers to meet our needs. In our celebrity culture, we have called forth actors, rock stars, and sports figures to entertain us. It is not unreasonable to think that in our hour of great need, we can call forth our representative figures. If we desire them, they will come.

Painting of St. Joan of Arc in Battle by Hermann Stilke

Painting of St. Joan of Arc in Battle by Hermann Stilke

And if these figures be not forthcoming, then we must fall on our knees and beseech God in His Providence to send us saints and holy heroes to deliver us from the present calamities. Just as He in His mercy sent the prophets and His only begotten Son to heed the sighs of Israel, He will send those Charlemagnes, Joans of Arc, and other providential figures to save His people.

John Horvat II, Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society—Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here, and Where We Need to Go (York, Penn.: York Press, 2013), 205-6.

 

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