so I’ve been struggling with some issues relating to the understanding of modesty as a lot of you know.
I just don’t get where this confusion comes from. I’ve tryied praying and praying and just get nothing at all.
I feel like God has given up on me and it’s because maybe I’m not doing his will but based on all my confusion in regards to clothes lately, I feel like I might as well give up everything and wear a floor length dress with long sleeves at all times and not have short hair anymore otherwise I don’t meet his standards or something. obviously, I’ve let certain opinions get to me
I mean nothing we wear today would be considered modest in another time periods. no one used to wear short sleeves at all and only in the 20 century did women have short hair, well except for nuns. and skirts have been really long for most of history.
I just don’t know how to get over this confusion. I know this kind of thing shouldn’t matter, clothes are just clothes. it’s all because of original sin that we even need them in the first place, we’ve managed to pervert everything because of sin. I just don’t want to displease God and I feel like maybe I’m just finding excuses because I don’t want to give things up. not that I think I dress immodestly by today’s standards but maybe God doesn’t approve at all. and there’s the warning of Fatima and Jesus about many who walk the easy road to hell. and many popes and saints who had a stricter modesty code then the rest of society. comfort shouldn’t be important apparently and many Christian women are being immodest withouth even knowing it according to them.
I just don’t know what to do anymore. I don’t if all these thought are from god or satan. I didn’t think clothes were a big issue until I read some of what people had to say, there aren’t really any saints that criticized people for being too dressed or strict with this kind of thing and it just scares me. thenit makes me judgmental because I wonder what others are wearing and if it’s good enough for god, I really need some good advice or some quotes from saints that have a more balanced view.
sorry for the rant. needed to write this all down somewhere though