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As I write, the usual suspects are circulating conjecture about a newly-canonized saint: Maybe this person was gay!
Well, maybe so, maybe not — as we could safely say about every single person in the universe. What does that have to do with us?
Quit - Years - Notes - Back - Algebra
Quit acting like you’re fourteen years old and passing notes in the back of Algebra class.
It is hardly a newsflash for those of us who’ve been living in the adult world more than five minutes, but yes indeed, it’s true: Most people are sexually attracted to the same sex; some are attracted to the opposite sex; some are attracted to no one at all.
People - Effort - Difficulty - Part - Brain
Likewise, and regardless of who they are and are not sexually attracted to, most people must put effort into living chastely, and a lucky few don’t have as much difficulty. Much as we wish it would, neither that part of your brain nor any other presto-chango puts on Instant Holiness the moment you accept Jesus into your heart.
So we know that statistically speaking, without requiring any frenzied search through dusty documents to make our case, that any given saint probably had to work hard to practice the virtue of chastity. The willingness to do the work, even though it required a life of constant contrition and repentance and turning again and again to the Throne of Grace is what made this person a saint.
Business - Soul - Dirt - Someone - Sins
Beyond that? Mind your own business. It is bad for your soul to go digging around trying to get dirt on someone else’s private sins. It is enough that we must bear with each other’s public sins.
What causes juvenile busybodies to pull out the I bet they’re making out card? Friendship. As among high school freshman so it is on the internet: If there’s evidence you’re good friends with someone of the...
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