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Sunday, July 5, 2009

One Way.....

in which women can change the world is the challenge I gave in my last post. There have been many women who have implemented change in the world; as my sister said, the Blessed Virgin is the shining example and role model for all women.
We cannot all be in a position of power, as my other sister suggested, although it would be nice to be a lawmaker, and help to defeat some of the horrendous things that have become law in the last 50 years.
No, where I was going with this, is that the one way any woman can change the world is by practising fully the Catholic faith. A Catholic woman is bound to follow the laws of the church, which means, to start with, no abortion. Let's see where this leads: abortion and contraception are not options for Catholics, therefore a Catholic woman needs to avoid situations where unwanted children are the result. The best way to do that, is to avoid sexual encounters until marriage. The best way to do that, is to practise modesty in dress and speech, and to avoid the near occasions of sin, such as parties where drugs and booze are at hand, to choose not to watch sexually explicit movies and television, etc. See where I am going?
Catholics are also encouraged to pray, practice the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, attend Mass- daily if possible, and to raise their children in the faith. I could go on and on, but I'm sure you get my drift.
So, if all women did these things, I can't help but think that God would be pleased, and that things would change for the better. If women did these things, men would follow. Families would once again become important, churches would be filled to capacity, God would once again be revered and the focal point of family life. All of which would eventually lead to a change in the way things are marketed, which laws get passed, which movies make the most money, etc.
Jesus set the example- He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. A world that does not follow Him, is against Him. It is up to each of us, whether man or woman, to follow His teachings if we wish for the salvation of our souls, which in turn becomes beneficial for society. The world can change. It's up to us.

1 comment:

paramedicgirl said...

Shirley, your post brought to mind the priest at the Church in Proctor when he was trying to think of the corporal works of mercy in his homily and came up short. Remember he called out to the people to help him and the best anyone could come up with was the Beatitudes? The priest said no, it wasn't the Beatitudes he was thinking of, though visiting the sick etc, sprung from them, but he still couldn't place it.

Was he for real? If it wasn't so inappropriate to be speaking out loud during Mass, I woulda helped the poor guy out!