Fighting for sexual purity is absolutely crucial, especially for young men. It is a difficult fight, but one every Christian is capable of winning through the power of the Holy Spirit. There is nothing more discouraging, however, than fighting for purity and thinking you've won that fight, only to be besieged by temptation randomly. One particular … Continue reading Sexual Temptation while Sleeping (And How to Fight It)
If Augustine Watched TV Today
Why is it that one likes being moved to grief at the sight of sad or tragic events on stage, when one would be unwilling to suffer the same things onself?...But how real is the mercy evoked by fictional dramas? The listener is not moved to offer help, but merely invited to feel sorrow --St. … Continue reading If Augustine Watched TV Today
What Sin Is
In vice there lurks a counterfeit beauty: pride, for instance--even pride apes sublimity, whereas you are the only God, most high above all things. As for ambition, what does it crave but honors and glory, while you are worthy of honor beyond all others, and eternally glorious? The ferocity of powerful men aims to inspire … Continue reading What Sin Is
Who are You, God?
What are you, then my God? What are you, I ask, but the Lord God? For who else is lord except the Lord?, or who is god if not our God? You are most high, excellent, most powerful, omnipotent, supremely merciful and supremely just, most hidden yet intimately present, infinitely beautiful and infinitely strong, steadfast … Continue reading Who are You, God?