A two-part article on pornography: Part One: The Nature and Blinding Effects of Pornography; Part Two: Redemption and Restoration in Christ.
The basis for determining the value of human work is not primarily the kind of work being done but the fact that the one who is doing it is a person… it is always man who is the purpose of the work.
–Saint John Paul II, On Human Work
We forget that our free-will acts of virtue are blessed with grace and gifts by God that impart a supernatural quality to their effect. With that in mind, how can our small acts of sacrifice and virtue be anything other than heroic?
Many in the world today are in despair. The smog of hopelessness has taken over their hearts. They never have known, or have forgotten, His merciful love and forgiveness.
For many, our future looks dark and grim because they have lost the light of faith. Jesus is the only cure to hopelessness, and His love is our key to happiness. But we cannot share that which we do not possess. For love of country, we must first allow ourselves to be loved by God.
The more we possess, the more problems we have stemming from our possessions. We engage in these to satisfy the emptiness that only God can fill. But these also provide diversion from being with our Father. Instead, let Jesus be your sanctuary of solace, your refuge of relief.