(The only question I would have for the author involves his conclusion - and I offer my comment at the end of his essay. - CL)
The sacred is that which ineluctably holds us in its grip, a reality it is forbidden to eschew or doubt. The sacred is ineluctable and inevitable, for it is the divine ground of reality, and to treat it as a mere option, as modernity teaches us to do, is deadly to both the soul and the community of souls. The contemporary worship of “options”—from what brand of high-fructose poison to consume to what gender to adopt—is nothing but defiance of the sacred order of logos antecedent to and authoritative over any of our subjective preferences: “Am I really a creature of this God standing before me, or is He perhaps a creature like me? After all, I did not witness my own creation!” And with that proto-modern gesture of defiance, the Miltonian Lucifer inaugurated his eternal rejection of Reality. But what is sometimes taken to be sacred, of course, might not actually be so, for counterfeits abound, and we must defy idols at all costs. Indeed, any sacred in opposition to the One, True, Sacred of Jesus Christ and His Church is a lying counterfeit deserving to be smashed to smithereens.