Tuesday, May 10, 2011


The Virtue of Chastity

Chastity is the virtue which excludes or moderates the indulgence of the sexual appetite. It is a form of the virtue of temperance, which controls according to right reason the desire for and use of those things which afford the greatest sensual pleasures.

It's sad to say but the virtue of chastity is the most ignored virtue in the world. Look around you. I bet you know people who's committed to pre-marital sex, there are many of them! (Violations also include pornography, rape, etc.) Just to make my point clear, I don't condemn them. I condemn the sin, not the sinner. I also DONT GENERALIZE. My points are accordance to what I see and those I know.

Lust (or something like it) is a violation of the virtue of chastity. My friend, aged 22 years old, is a victim of this sin. Same story as the rest of the girls I know - they got pregnant before marriage, they didn't get married afterward, they broke up with the guy and the guy didn't support them. Just seeing them makes me wonder why are there still girls who engaged themselves into this situation. I mean, c'mon, be wise. If they really LOVE you, they won't do it to you even before they brought you to Church. That's the teaching to us, be chaste, no giving of virginity until marriage. Love is patient, Love is kind. In doing this, you see that both of you are not patient and the guy is not being kind. He's destroying a very important part of you without Blessing.

Sometimes, I feel pity for their kids. My friends are still young and parenting is something they're not prepared for. I know that because I see and hear their cries. But I also see their immeasurable happiness brought by their babies. Indeed, babies are angels, they are gifts from above.
Anyway, this is just a random rant. Chastity should be practiced by both men and women, it is not just the girl's responsibility. Parents should be the one to inject this value to their kids. They should also be their role model. They should be chaste in their words, actions and even clothing. 

Okay, whatever. This is just a random rant brought by immense case of pregnancy - hit - and - run from my highschool batch. There are only about 3 or 4 of us who's, you know, very old - fashioned. But I love it this way. This makes me feel so different from the rest of anyone else. :)

Okay, okay, enough. Enjoy the rest of the day and be chaste :)

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