Good morning, Father. Do you have a good prayer for those who struggle with lust?
I can’t think of a prayer offhand, so I composed one for you. Here it is:
“Loving Creator, in Jesus’ holy Name I praise you and bless you for all your works, especially for forming us from the dust of the earth and breathing life into our bodies.
I exalt you also because when our race fell away from your grace, your Son Jesus took on our mortal flesh and was like us in all things but sin. Through His precious Blood and saving atonement, He has raised up what was fallen and merited for us the grace to be your adopted sons and daughters.
Thank you also for the gifts of our human nature, so that with mind and heart, with spirit and strength, we might adore you, the one True God, and love our neighbor as ourselves. Thank you also for the gifts of sight, of hearing, and for the ability to embrace and to love others. Your Holy Spirit enters our bodies and transforms them into your Temple, so that you might dwell deep within us and perfect the gifts of our human nature.
Turn to me, now, and come to my aid. I struggle under the weight of temptation, and the wounds of original sin in my flesh. Like your Apostle Paul, I often do, not the good things which I wish to do, but the wrong which I know I must turn away from in order to serve you better.
My spirit is willing, but my flesh is weak. And so in trust and joy, I come to you, Father most holy, and through the intercession of Mary and Joseph, ask you to graciously receive my repentant heart. Help me to give you glory in the body, this body which you have given to me.
And if through pride or blindness, I fall before my passions, I call upon your grace to keep me from despair or brooding. With firm purpose of amendment, keep me hopeful, and keep me trusting.
May I never doubt your love and your power to work through my weakness, for through my weakness, your power reaches perfection. Through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.”
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My fave sim(s) are forever, Titan and Ramesh.
Fact 1: Ramesh and Titan are complete opposites. Ramesh is a man of discipline. He believes his body is a temple and treats it as such. He practices yoga each day, eats a plant based diet and abstains from alcohol. Titan on the other hand is less rigid. He eats what he wants including “bad food” and drinks quite liberally to the dismay of his husband.
Fact 2: They have 19 year old twins. A boy and a girl. Their son is happily married but their daughter is single and works as a volunteer in developing countries around the world. She is the apple of both father’s eyes.
Fact 3: Titan’s family is originally from Sunset Valley as he is the only son of the infamous Thornton Wolff. Ramesh’s family is from Al Medina and it is where they’ve lived and raised their children. Both families are very close-knit.
Fact 4: They are currently traveling the world and have stopped in one of the cities on their itinerary, Eastlands with their dog Girl, who is now quite old (the poor thing now has gray hair), along with their pet leopards, Pebbles and Bam Bam, a gift, courtesy of their son who has an affinity for exotic animals.
Fact 5: One of them is estranged from one of their children. One of them is a murderer. One of them secretly hates cats. Ramesh is related to Sabeena.
so the body is a temple? my fat ass is only gonna live once so I'm gonna eat whatever the fuck I want because guess what? I'm gonna die, and I'm gonna enjoy my life and not feel ashamed just for fucking living!!! ignore those assholes hon.
mood!!!! my fleshly body ain’t no *temple*, it is just a vessel. i am a pasta monster and i will consume all the carbohydrates i please, and guess what??? i choose to exercise and eat veggies on my own terms tyvm.
Fire Deficit can express as: Lethargic, lack confidence, reserved, underwhelmed, rational, guarded, withdrawing, disinterested, has trouble with assertion, easily bored, melancholic and/or ultra restless and disorderly, impatient, forceful, angry, confused, lack of passion and direction, attention seeking, aggressive
Earth emphasis: Realistic, pedantic, compulsive, materialistic, orderly, refined, responsible, shy, guarded, emotionally reserved, ritualistic, pessimistic, rational, thorough, aware, intelligent, focused, in tune with nature, understands limitations, the physical body is a temple, stabilizing, relies too heavily on logic, sensual
Earth deficit can express as: Spaciness, disorderly, irresponsible, dependent, out of touch with basic living requirements, distant or not contained in the physical body, nomadic, can struggle holding down employment or responsibilities, neglects health, moody or overly cautious and serious, controlling, structured, anxious, hypochondriac, meticulous, duty bound, afraid of imagination
Air emphasis: Clever, spaced out, communicative, cerebral, conceptual, out of touch with the physical body, unrealistic, engaging, social, curious, restless, objective, mentally active, light eater, graceful, flexible, lost in thought, insomniac, informative, abstract, conceives ideas, detached, over emphasizes the intellectual response, distant, imaginative
Air deficient can express as: Extreme doubts with intelligence, struggle with academic and educative institutions, sedate in thinking and latching onto ideas, trouble turning inner world into language, disconnected, quiet minded or becomes a master of a field, highly motivated with education, feels the need to prove intelligence, over rational, worried, high functioning intellectual, dominant in conversation
Water emphasis: Receptive, fluid, hyper sensitive, emotionally focused, secretive, empathetic, withdrawing, solitary, idealistic, visionary, unstable, melancholic, theatrical with emotional displays, projects feelings onto others, people conscious, intuitive, lacks boundaries, can be easily manipulated, lethargic, escapist, disturbed, overwhelmed
Water deficit can express as: Inability to comprehend and identify feelings, disregards emotions, low emotional intelligence, dissociated, unresponsive, has trouble ascertaining values, emptiness, contained, distant, insensitive to the pain of others or extremely moody and unstable, represses emotions until violent outburst, unpredictable, hypersensitive, cannot understand nor control moods, reactive
Air emphasis: Clever, spaced out, communicative, cerebral, conceptual Air deficient: Doubts intelligence, struggles in academic institution, sedate in thinking/longs to prove intelligence, over rational, worried, high functioning intellectual
Fire emphasis: Self confident, impulsive, initiative, dominant, energetic, uncontrollable, independent Fire Deficient: Lethargic, lack confidence, reserved, underwhelmed, rational, guarded/ultra restless and disorderly, impatient, forceful, angry, confused
Earth emphasis: ultra restless and disorderly, impatient, forceful, angry, confused, the physical body is a temple Earth Deficient: Spaciness, disorderly, irresponsible, dependent, out of touch with basic living requirements, distant/overly cautious and serious, controlling, structured, anxious
Water emphasis: Receptive, fluid, hyper sensitive, emotionally focused, secretive, empathetic, withdrawing, solitary, idealistic Water Deficient: Inability to comprehend and identify feelings, disregards emotions, low emotional intelligence/extremely moody and unstable, represses emotions until violent outburst, unpredictable