This is the third verse from the second reading of the First Nocturn of the Office of Tenebrae for Good Friday (prayed typically after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday night). This made my jaw drop. See if you see what I see here:
Thy prophets have seen false and foolish things for thee: and they have not laid open thy iniquity, to excite thee to penance: but they have seen for thee false revelations and banishments.
Prophétæ tui vidérunt tibi falsa et stulta, nec aperiébant iniquitátem tuam, ut te ad pœniténtiam provocárent: vidérunt autem tibi assumptiónes falsas, et eiectiónes.
Lamentations 2: 14
I have said many times that Tenebrae, all three nights, is the highlight of my liturgical year. I’ve been over these words every year for almost fifteen times now, and only THIS year did THIS verse jump off the page.
Tell me that the US didn’t just experience “prophets” (snarky scare quotes are a very modern thing and don’t exist in scripture, but the reader should understand that in this verse, the snark and scare quote mood is HEAVY on “prophets”) seeing false and foolish things, false revelations and banishments.
November ARSH 2020-January ARSH 2021 ringing any bells?
Ah… Ahhh… AHHHH… Q!
While the post-Christian west falls at terminal velocity into perversity, depravity and overtly satanic evil never before seen, NO ONE, most especially the “prophets”, are calling any of it out (for fear of crossing the “woke” or the Coviet putsch regime), much less inciting ANYONE to repent, turn away from sin, and do penance.
Stay confessed. Stay out of mortal sin. Assume that Our Lord could return in Glory at any time, because all signs point toward that very possibility.