Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Healing the Psyche with Sports

Lots of folks followed the World Series this season because of the Houston Astros’ being in it.  Their winning means a great deal for the disaster-weary city, we are told:

The Astros took home their first ever World Series title Wednesday night, dedicating their historic win to the city that rallied behind them after being devastated by Hurricane Harvey in late August.

After the storm, which dumped record rainfall on the area, "Houston Strong" became a significant mantra for the city and its beloved team. The Astros wore a patch with the word "strong" over the logo on their uniforms as they battled through the postseason, inspiring the thousands of Houston residents who continued to rebuild after Harvey's devastating flooding.

After the Astros' 5-1 win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles, emotions ran high on and off the field, and many of the players had a message for their city.

Justin Verlander, the star pitcher who was traded to the Astros just two months ago, said he "absolutely" embraced doing this for the city of Houston.

"We embraced that and the fans embraced us to be able to do this for them, I mean it's something special," Verlander told ABC News. "What an incredible city that I joined. They made me feel at home right away and I'm so happy for us, I'm so happy for them, this is a great experience for everyone."

 . . .

The city of Houston will honor the World Series champs with a parade on Friday in celebration of the team's first MLB championship victory, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said.

"It's a true privilege to proudly host this magnificent salute to our hometown team that has earned history," said Turner. "As we bounce back from Hurricane Harvey, we are more than ready to welcome our heroes home in proper form."

The parade begins at 2 p.m. local time and will go through the downtown area, celebrating Houston's strength.

If this were an isolated event, we would feel sorry for the secularization of Houston’s collective life, that a baseball game is all they have to rally around during difficult times.  But that would be about the extent of it.

But this is not an isolated event. 

There are other instances of major sports victories in cities that experienced devastating events:

-The Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl just before the Columbine High School (in a suburb of Denver) shooting in 1999.
-In 2001 the New York Yankees made it to the World Series after the World Trade Center attack in NYC.
-The Saints won the Super Bowl in 2010 after New Orleans underwent Hurricane Katrina in 2006 (if anyone doubts the connection, here is a quote from the story above:  ‘New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who led his team to a championship four years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, also hailed the hometown heroes.  “Congrats to the #HoustonAstros and city of Houston for the World Series win last night. Magical!”’).
-The Boston Red Sox won the World Series in 2013 shortly after the Boston Marathon bombing.

Even Puerto Rico is apparently supposed to be feeling better after Houston’s win:

After 20 years in the majors, Puerto Rican native Carlos Beltran finally celebrated a championship. Puerto Rico was also devastated by a storm recently, when Hurricane Maria swept through in September. Beltran said he was humbled by the timing of the win and opportunity to bring their fans joy.

"Having this opportunity to be a world champion really means a lot and I thank God. I give God the glory and the honor for this moment. I'm excited not only for the city of Houston, but also for the country of Puerto Rico," Beltran said.

Source:  Ibid.

What is going on here?  Is this coincidence, or are these teams ‘rising to the occasion’, etc.?  That seems very unlikely, seeing how the globalist Elite have weaponized nearly every aspect of cultural life:

What is more likely is that this repeating cycle of mass trauma and mass healing (a cycle which the Elite have a hand in creating) is being used by these evil Elite to condition people to accept Antichrist.  Hieromonk Damascene, for ensample, has written in his afterword to Blessed Fr Seraphim Rose’s Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future (5th edn) about the mass Luciferian initiations that the Elite have in store to further ‘The Plan’ (pgs. 209-10, 225) of one world government. 

These euphoric sports ‘triumphs’ that have come after some great tragedy only help further that end by creating a deeply moving spiritual ‘experience’ outside of the Orthodox Church:  outside of the Eucharist, asceticism, and the other normative practices the Apostles and Holy Fathers have given us to follow in order to have a real encounter with God.

And with new traumas in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, there is every reason to believe that more mass healings/initiations, whatever form they may take, are in store soon.


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

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