FWIW, 2 notes are pertinent:
1º I’ve seen a trend of speakers in the US promoting workshops about JPII’s “Love and Responsibility”. I don’t, personally, appreciate the trend. I fear there might be some speakers taking commercial advantage of saint JPII’s work, because listening closely they don’t have a sufficient grasp on the subject to be teaching it.
2º The expression “custody of the eyes” is in fact a slogan. It attempts to simplify what would otherwise be an extremely complex dual self-analyses both in the fields of theology and phenomenology. Sufficient to say: an analytical deconstruction can’t be reasonably expected from the average layman catholic.
P.S. There’s nothing wrong with those man’s eyes. Looking satiates an intellectual appetite written within their nature. Trust me @DeniseNY the pull to a brief glance is so strong it bothers. It certainly bothers me, and it’s when I’m at my weakest that it bothers me even more. However, the pull in itself is not a sin, nor is a passive moment of weakness in a brief glance after a whole day of struggling against it.
P.S.S. Indeed, a mere kind word puts away immediately with any such appetite. Showing, that to be loved, is a need of an even higher order.
- dedicated to my most esteemed friend @babochka