Teaching our children self-discipline in the face of sexual temptation when they are young gives them the freedom to consider the vocation of a single celibate; it also prepares them to live all other Catholic vocations, where there is never a place for self-centered sexuality. We can demystify this vocation for our children by including single and celibate members of the Catholic Village in our family life.
This is also very sensible. We really emphasize with our teenagers that they are called to reserve themselves for Jesus first, and that they will find themselves in different environments where temptations are greater than in our family and parish.
My 16-year-old daughter gets it; my 13-year-old son is desperately embarassed by the whole idea of girls!
posted on 05/07/2007 5:37:10 PM PDT
("That would be the camel's nose under the mouse.")
**We can demystify this vocation for our children by including single and celibate members of the Catholic Village in our family life. **
I wonder how many Catholic families either have their priest for dinner or take him out to eat??
Likewise for the nuns that may be working in their parish?
posted on 05/07/2007 10:27:35 PM PDT
(†With God all things are possible.†)
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