“To defend his purity, Saint Francis of Assisi rolled in the snow, Saint Benedict threw himself into a thorn bush, Saint Bernard plunged into an icy pond… You…, what have you done?” -
St. Josemaría Escrivá
Sensitive people should be treasured . They love deeply and think deeply about life. They are loyal , honest and true.The simple things sometimes mean the most to them . They don’t need to change or harden . Their purity makes them who they are .
Purity has nothing to do with your sexuality, who you sleep with, how many people you sleep with or how often you sleep with them. Purity is simply a heart that cannot bear to see suffering, a skin that still bruises and has not hardened to the world and its cruelty, and a soul that is much kinder to others than is necessary.
I was in love with the innocence of dogs, the purity of their affection. They didn’t know enough to hide their feelings. They existed. A dog was a dog. There was such a simple elegance about being a dog that I envied.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
One of the allurements to sin is that there is often a pleasurable dimension, at least initially. It’s the sinister trap that satan has used from the beginning. ” But these pleasures only last for a short, unspecified time, “for a season. Sadly, a few moments of sinful pleasure is often exchanged for a lifetime of sorrow and regret. Consider the wonderful joy and lasting pleasures in living for Christ. “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Psalm 16:11. Today let’s keep our focus on the joy of His presence and the eternal pleasures as we weigh our decisions from day to day!