Men Practicing as Catholic Examples.
At Church this morning I noticed that not many men present suffered from that virtue I wrote about before and that is the Virtue of Religion. They were not a good example of practicing Catholics and certainly I feel were not an inspiration to the young catholic boys and girls, those preteens that need visual confirmation of how to be Catholic. You know to give, these children, a desire to be catholic like my dad. No way the majority of the men present were Catholic like they should be very few had the necessary body language that would confirm the faith in any one. Let alone stir up a desire to be likewise.
Many men slouched in with hands in their pockets, sat down with no genuflection to the altar, and many who did bent the sinister knee and not the right one, neither did the sign the Cross. All with only a couple of them stopped off at the confessional and neither consequently did their children. Dad does not, why should we? The majority wore old work jeans giving no evidence of Catholic GENES. No evidence of devout or reverent prayer. Where will our children learn to be catholic without this example? They, the adult males slouched their way to receive Him with little or no respect showing, to their kids no sign of whom they were in the presence of, then accepting the Host as though they were bored kids doing only what they were doing because it had become a habit that was barely tolerable. Many Smarten up guys.
Labels: Catholic; Confession; Example; Reverence