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When you love a person, you make whatever sacrifice is best for them and you do whatever is necessary to keep from harming them

Posted on April 4, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

We see relationships in which sex destroyed love, and we wonder what went wrong. The only solution capable of breaking through this hurt and confusion is the virtue known as chastity.
“What’s chastity?”
Chastity is a virtue (like courage or honesty) that applies to a person’s sexuality. It means that you take all of your sexual desires and order them according to the demands of real love. For example, when you love a person, you make whatever sacrifice is best for them and you do whatever is necessary to keep from harming them. Chastity means that you take this definition of love and apply it to sex.
Some think that chastity simply means “no sex.” But that’s abstinence: focusing on what you can’t do and can’t have. Chastity is what you can do and can have, right now: a lifestyle that brings freedom, respect, peace, and even romance—without regret. Chastity frees a couple from the selfish attitude of using each other as objects, thus making them capable of true love.

read more Catholic Answers Pure Love- Jason Evert
Audio Sample – Romance without Regret: Catholic version; 73 minutes; rated: PG-13*RealAudio** (4.8 MB) or MP3 (21 MB) Secular version; 63 minutes; rated: PG-13*RealAudio** (4.1 MB) or MP3 (18.6 MB)
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My Own Arm Brought About The Victory – Isaiah 63:5

Posted on April 4, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

During “Eternal Father, I offer you … Jesus, I trust in you” from the chaplet of Divine Mercy I remembered this: “my own arm brought about the victory”

thanks to biblos.com online parallel Bible which I use to find the phrases that come to mind to locate the whole passage – I found it –
Isaiah 63:5

I looked about, but there was no one to help, I was appalled that there was no one to lend support; so my own arm brought about the victory.”

Much of this chapter of Isaiah is applicable to the Divine Mercy prayer.
The Scriptual Way of the Cross uses this passage as part of the meditation on the Third Station, Jesus Falls the Second Time.

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When you love a person, you make whatever sacrifice is best for them and you do whatever is necessary to keep from harming them

Posted on April 4, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

We see relationships in which sex destroyed love, and we wonder what went wrong. The only solution capable of breaking through this hurt and confusion is the virtue known as chastity.
“What’s chastity?”
Chastity is a virtue (like courage or honesty) that applies to a person’s sexuality. It means that you take all of your sexual desires and order them according to the demands of real love. For example, when you love a person, you make whatever sacrifice is best for them and you do whatever is necessary to keep from harming them. Chastity means that you take this definition of love and apply it to sex.
Some think that chastity simply means “no sex.” But that’s abstinence: focusing on what you can’t do and can’t have. Chastity is what you can do and can have, right now: a lifestyle that brings freedom, respect, peace, and even romance—without regret. Chastity frees a couple from the selfish attitude of using each other as objects, thus making them capable of true love.

read more Catholic Answers Pure Love- Jason Evert
Audio Sample – Romance without Regret: Catholic version; 73 minutes; rated: PG-13*RealAudio** (4.8 MB) or MP3 (21 MB) Secular version; 63 minutes; rated: PG-13*RealAudio** (4.1 MB) or MP3 (18.6 MB)
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