Seriously and respectfully.
Fr. Z has a post answering a reader's question "What items should a Catholic include in a bug out bag besides the usual survival gear?"
Fr. Z references Fr. Walter Cisek and what he had to say about being undercover in the Soviet Union. Fr. Z offers his own good advice as well, yet what struck me most was a comment from a man whose wife came through the Communist Chinese repression-persecution of Catholics (ongoing, BTW). The comment here:
A few weeks ago a major winter snow storm was forecast for Minneapolis, the schools were closing and so on. I had to go to the store to pick up some groceries. It was late afternoon, just as the snow was beginning to fall. Many of the shelves were shopped down - some were empty. I asked the check out lady what was going on - she said people were getting ready for the storm. I thought, wow - if just a little storm caused such a rush on the stores, what would a major disaster be like?
I just hope Catholics do not forget Christian charity when the time comes.
People get ready.