Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Can you imagine a world where every person thinks, speaks, and acts out of love? Things would be so different. This is what we need in order to restore our view of sex and human life. It starts with our thoughts, which lead to our words, and eventually become our actions.
Training our thoughts for sexual purity takes time and effort. It is natural to make assumptions and/or judgments when we first see someone. When we see someone with a smile, we may assume that they are friendly. If we see someone that is homeless, we may make other assumptions. However, if we practice making positive assumptions that show respect and appreciation for individuals, we are taking a step in the right direction. The opposite of these positive assumptions, would be negative assumptions that disrespect a person’s dignity or imply that we are lusting after them or using them for our own pleasure.
If it is common for someone to speak of sex in a degrading or disrespectful manner, that person’s actions may also be degrading or disrespectful to the beautiful gift of our sexuality. Each one of us is created with a special purpose and deserves dignity and respect as a human being. Before letting something slip out of your mouth, think about how it may affect the other people involved. Discern whether or not
the comment is respectful of our dignity as human beings.
Our sexuality is such a special gift that we need to protect it. The way that we act today may influence us a year from now or even ten years from now. The virtue of modesty helps us use our bodies in the right way, to protect our value and who we are. As human beings we desire to be treated with love and respect. When dressing modestly however, we are sending the message that there is so much more inside of us that is worth anyone’s time to get to know.

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