The Spirit of Order, Peace, and Harmony

The Spirit of Order, Peace, and Harmony
Fr. Louis Campbell

Right order is the harmony that exists when all things are in their proper relationship with God and with one another. As St. Augustine says, “peace is the tranquility of order”. When there is disorder in your relationship with God, or with other human beings, or with yourself, you do not have peace. When the world is in disorder, there is no peace in the world.

When the Holy Ghost comes into your life He makes Jesus Christ the center of your world. Everything disordered in your life is brought into line in its proper relationship to everything else. Then you have peace, the peace that only God can give, the peace that Christ gave to His disciples “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you” (Jn.14:27).

The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of unity, order and peace. This is why the Church prays, and why we should all pray:

“Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.”

Just as the Holy Ghost is the Spirit of peace, order, and harmony, so the evil spirit, the devil, is the spirit of disunity, disorder and conflict. When the devil tempted Adam and Eve he introduced disorder into God’s perfectly ordered universe – the disorder of sin and disobedience. When there is disorder in your life, you become a slave to some disordered part of you, obeying its orders. The tail wags the dog. For example, if you fuel your imagination with pornographic images from the internet, you lose control of your life. Something outside of you is running your life, and you will crash and burn if you do not regain control. If you feel helpless and hopeless, now is your opportunity. The Holy Ghost can re-establish order in your life and help you learn self-control, which is one of the fruits of the Spirit.

The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of prayer. He will teach you to pray. Lacking prayer is like lacking oxygen. We suffocate spiritually and become spiritual zombies. If drink takes over, if drugs take over, if food takes over, or the passions get out of hand, you must take the proper measures to regain control. Give up the alcohol if you lose control over it. Give up the drugs or whatever might be the occasion of sin for you. As Jesus would say, “It is better for you to go into eternal life without the alcohol or the drugs, or whatever is making you a slave, than to slide helplessly into hell.” Pray, pray, pray to the Holy Ghost for the grace to change.

All the disorder of this world can be explained by the fact that it has thrown off the yoke of obedience to Christ and His Church. There is now disorder everywhere – social disorder, political disorder, economic disorder. Nature itself is disordered. There is even disorder in the Church since it has been infiltrated and subverted from its true purpose, so that it no longer fulfills its command to preach the Gospel to every creature.

People have been unwilling to believe that our country is being controlled by forces other than our elected representatives. But it’s getting easier to believe, because the ordinary citizen no longer has anything to say in the decision making process. And we are powerless to prevent the globalist crowd from having their way and robbing us of our sovereignty and independence. There is no right order in world affairs. God is not welcome in our governments, our courts, our schools, our jobs, our family life, or our entertainment. On Sunday, which is supposed to be the Lord’s Day, God is ignored. Christ the King is barred from His throne and His holy Church is prevented from fulfilling His command to teach and baptize all peoples. Instead it is infiltrated, subverted, and dragged to its Calvary.

There will never be right order in the world until the nations recognize the Kingship of Jesus Christ and place themselves under His dominion. The famous “civilization of love” called for by the conciliar antipopes is impossible to realize, because the nations are under the control of the devil and his deputies, and they create only disunity and war. The false church which has usurped the positions of power in the Catholic Church must be kicked out, and only then will the true Church be able to fulfill its ministry of re-establishing all things in Christ.

St. Paul calls for the reordering of the universe in Christ according to God’s plan:

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature. For in him were created all things in the heavens and on the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether Thrones, or Dominations, or Principalities, or Powers. All things have been created through and unto him, and he is before all creatures, and in him all things hold together… For it has pleased God the Father that in him all his fullness should dwell, and that through him he should reconcile to himself all things, whether on the earth or in the heavens, making peace through the blood of his cross” (Col.1:15-17;19,20).

If you are not at peace, there is disorder in your life. Something is missing in your relationship with God. Call upon the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of unity and order, that you may once again be at peace with God, with others, and with yourself.

“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made to live. But each in his own turn, Christ as first-fruits, then they who are Christ’s, who have believed, at his coming. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when he does away with all sovereignty, authority and power… And when all things are made subject to him, then the Son himself will also be made subject to him who subjected all things to him, that God may be all in all” (1Cor.15:22-24;28).

“Watch, then, praying at all times,” says Our Lord, “that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are to be, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Lk.21:36).

“Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.”