Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Art of Manly Virtue

This is a beautiful article.
It is manly to give of yourself completely, be that in marriage or the priesthood, and those men need to be affirmed in their vocations. We need to be the “iron that sharpens iron” for the men around us, and help them reject the selfishness that the purveyors of our modern culture seem hell-bent on trying to sell us.

Women are not toys, work is not “for chumps”, and self-indulgence is a useless pursuit for a man.

It’s appropriate and praiseworthy for a man to scowl at the magazine his fellows are buying, and it’s certainly appropriate to invite your fellow men to Holy Mass. It’s manly to be clean and polite. It’s manly to respect women and the Church. It’s manly to pray… and it’s very manly to lead others in prayer.



Jeremy said...

Beautiful indeed. Thank you for finding it, as well as for your wonderful blog.

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, Jeremy. I have added your blog to the sidebar.

Jeremy said...

I'm most honoured!