Friday, April 20, 2007
"For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline: think on these things." Philippians 4:8
The importance of purity cannot be overstated in our current decadency. I'm still surprised when I see the so-called "Mommy blogs" with language that would make a rapper blush. The excuses for it are weak- that's just me, it's who I am. Well a picture of your dirty laundry is really "you" and I don't see anyone taking pictures of that and posting it on their blog. (And I hope I'm not giving anyone ideas!)
When we look for a picture or a portrait to hang on our wall to gaze at and to brighten the room we look for something beautiful. We look for something uplifting. We can be that to the people in our lives. And if we are mothers we should be
I have the following Bible verse hung in my kitchen. "Lord, let the mediation of my heart and the words of my lips be acceptable in Thy sight." It's a good reminder.
St Francis de Sales (who may be the most quotable Saint)wrote this short commentary on purity.