...I recently read in one of St. Caesarius' homilies on Baptism how in that Sacrament we renounce the old ruler of our lives and take an oath of allegiance to the Blessed Trinity; we join the militia Christi. "Do you renounce the devil? And all his works? And all his ways? Do you believe in God the Father? the Son? the Holy Spirit?"
The recent tragedy at Ft. Hood reminded me of this sermon, for St. Caesarius points out that the person who willfully chooses to serve sin after having been baptized is in fact a defector from Christ's army (whose assault is constant and ongoing against sin) and becomes a traitor. Such wear the uniform of Christ and yet choose to serve the purposes of the enemy; such pretend to have allegiance to the King when in fact they give it to the devil!
Lord, make us faithful soldiers for Christ, that we may be worthy of the uniform we wear, remembering whose side we are on, and join in your never-ending assault on sin, Satan, and eternal death in this age!