The Losers’ Battlecry
“There is nothing we can do” is one of those expressions which, when referred to the current crisis of the Church, lets me understand how merited the crisis is.
“There is nothing we can do” is the battlecry of the lazy, the losers and the cowardly. Unless you live in a desert island there is always something you can do. If you have relatives, friends, colleagues and acquaintances there is always something you can do. As long as you breath there is something you can do.
Notice this: in democratic systems everyone accepts that his vote only counts for one and is, certainly, not changing anything on its own. However, everyone is aware that his vote counts together with many others; and this, even if this vote and the others are sure to remain in the minority for the foreseeable future.
With the Church it isn't really different. Your vote does not decide about the governance of the Church, but – together with many others – it shapes its perception. The many articles you read around about Francis not being liked by basically anyone who is not a Commie in the making are the result of very many priests and laymen who, actually, know what they can do and do it.
When we die we won't be asked whether we have changed the destiny of Countries. We will be asked whether we have done what was in our power to do. “There was nothing I could do” is not likely to help anyone much.
Fight the good fight as you can, for as long as you can, as a foot soldier of Christ, and die knowing that you have done – with God's grace – what was in your power. Never succumb to the desire of throwing the towel in, or to think you don't count. You count for one, and you count for Christ, so don't think you can call yourself out.
Fight your fight to the end and, when the Lord calls you,you will be able to proudly say: