Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death yesterday was a pivotal moment in American history.
Call it a Quo Vadis? moment.
The phrase comes from the Latin, roughly translated as “Where are you marching?”. It is also commonly translated as “Where are you going?” or, poetically, “Whither goest thou?”.
Its source comes from a Christian tradition regarding Saint Peter. According to legend, Peter flees from crucifixion in Rome and along the road outside the city, he meets the risen Jesus. Peter asks Jesus, “Quō vādis?” He replies, “Rōmam eō iterum crucifīgī” (“I am going to Rome to be crucified again”). Peter then gains the courage to continue his ministry and returns to the city, where he is martyred by being crucified upside-down.
Our country is, spiritually at least, at that point. We have a golden opportunity to change our destiny and return to the country our founders envisioned by putting a Constitutionalist on the Supreme Court. That country does not include murdering the unborn. Since Roe vs. Wade in 1973, the U.S. has lost its moral compass.
Mother Theresa visited the U.S. and said, “Today, abortion has become the greatest evil because in this choice, it kills life. It kills the child that has been created for greater things, to love and be loved.” She saw it as the destroyer of families and from there, of nations.
Or, we can allow this evil to continue and further destroy our nation.
Many people do not know that Ginsburg held eugenicist beliefs. In 2009 she said, “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”
Too many Americans? Why does she get to choose who lives and dies, the prerogative of God?
Ginsburg’s death will reveal much. Who stands for us? Who doesn’t. Which churches side with God? Which don’t.
Yes, it will divide the nation and families. But we cannot let the other side win. This is one for the ages.