Everything breaks open and pours out, unable to be contained in the frailty of the old wineskins. All of the traditions that held society together and made it a culture of life have been poured out. The human family is drained of its rich traditions and society is robbed of the moral code that kept it functioning so well.
Now, nothing is left. All has been poured out. It is too late. Attempts to restore what has been lost are fruitless. I am like Jeremiah lamenting over a destroyed Jerusalem. The virgin daughter Zion is stripped of all her glory.
People say that this has not happened yet and that much good remains in America. Yes, many good people still live in America, but the wineskins of the culture are empty and destroyed. People have goodness in their hearts and in their families, but in what take place outside the home, there is nothing.
America, you have become a desolate culture, stripped naked of your values. You are a shell that holds no substance and a skeleton with no flesh on your bones. Whatever is good, you mocked. Whatever is true, you distort. You are a cloud that carries no water and a box that carries no treasure. You are empty, totally empty. You are dead and think you are alive.
If I send preachers to you, you mock them. If I send people who speak the truth, you attack them. Only the wise and the clever get a hearing. Only those whom you want to hear gain a say.
How Did You Get Here?
What can I do? I will lead you into the desert. Your tongue will thirst and your body will sweat until you ask, “How did we get into this desert? The answer is this, “You followed the evil and listened to the wicked. You killed the devout and silenced those who condemned our sins.” When you are ready to hear my words, I will speak to you. Right now, your hearts are broken wineskins which cannot hold my word.
Comment: Mary does not condemn the American people but the deadly American culture.