My fellow Catholics, it’s time to take back our society and resurrect the virtue of chastity! There is no excuse for single adult Catholics to be sexually active and/or contracepting, nor living with lovers. This is absolutely unacceptable and the excuse of “it’s the fault of our society and the music and tv shows” is old and worn out. It won’t fly when we meet God face to face. We reject God when we are involved in sexual impurity.
As single Catholics we are expected to embrace the virtue of chastity. As we all know, this is easier said then done. Why the lack of support? Why the silence? Why do we turn our heads and ignore what’s going on?
I have been trying to get single Catholic adult chastity into the limelight of the Catholic media but I’m just one unknown person. There’s plenty of support out there for Catholic kids and teens and I think that’s GREAT. But meanwhile we Catholic adults are told, “Why don’t you read those nice books about chastity in the kids’ section? They’ll still apply to you. It’s all the same.”
It isn’t “all the same”. Adults face different challenges and problems and have far less accountability then kids. It’s much easier for adults to fall.
Why are single Catholics watching sex-soaked TV shows and listening to impure music that does nothing but extol the greatness of immorality? Why do we dress in skimpy body-baring clothes? If we are called to chastity, why do we allow such things to be a part of our lives? How do we expect ourselves to be chaste if we allow these weeds to infest our lives? We are to avoid those things that tempt us, yet we welcome them with open arms. We stay silent while friends and loved ones wallow in immoral things. Why? Are we cowards that can’t speak up anymore? It’s all about God, not about personal pleasure and fulfillment. We are called to be Saints!
Rather then sit on my haunches and whine, I want to make things happen. For the glory of God and for those of us whose souls are in danger of being lost because of sexual impurity. A huge percentage of single Catholics that I know, or know of through friends, are contracepting, sexually active, and usually living with lovers. Is this the holiness we are called to?
What can we do? A lot! We can write letters to all of the Catholic magazines, TV stations, and radio stations requesting that single **adult **chastity be specifically addressed on a continual basis. We can write books, booklets, pamphlets, and articles addressing this issue. The gifts of art and music can be used as well! Just imagine the the wonders that those of us who are good at speaking in front of groups can do. The message of chastity can spread like wild fire through various ways, if and when we get off our duffs and make it happen. This isn’t about judgment. This isn’t about being Holier Then Thou if we happen to be the ones that are chaste. This is about getting the message out that we are to be chaste. This is about support and education and the making of Saints. There’s no reason or excuse to sit back and wait for someone else to do the work. Someone else will do the work if we fail to: Satan. He’s been doing a really good job thus far, don’t you think?
If you are already chaste: when temptation washes over you like a tidal wave and you are drowning, what do you do to get out of it?
If you aren’t chaste, and you are brave enough to say so, what do you need to help you, to support you? What can we do for one another when we struggle with chastity, or we have fallen? What will help pull us out of impurity and into chastity?
Anyone, chaste or struggling to be chaste, Any ideas? Thoughts? Testimonies? Support? Questions? Complaints?
Let’s make something happen.