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Men’s Morning of Spirituality

  /   Saturday October 28, 2006  

This morning, I attended a Men’s Morning of Spirituality with Danny Abramowicz, former wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints as the key speaker. Our bishop said the Mass at the end, and we had a witness talk as well. There were several hundred men present there. The rather large church building in the Germantown suburb was filled to capacity.

As I reflect on it, I realize how much this kind of ministry is needed. In fact, one major problem that we have is that much of the spirituality (and especially the music) has been been too feminine in nature. Many of the hard truths are softened on the pulpits and in other places. The idea of spiritual warfare, which we must all wage, is just not fashionable today. One thing that was presented this morning was that being on a SWAT team and crashing in to a prostitution house to arrest the people running it is very much a Christian act. Imagine if that were said in another venue. Oh no! It might upset a pseudo-Christian pacifist movement that insists that those people who kidnap women to sell as prostitutes just need love and understanding. It’s a small wonder that we now have the women doing all the work in the Church. Given this, there is little doubt in my mind that many a pastor wants to avoid offending the shrill, liberal ones.

Remember that, when we make the Sign of the Cross, we use masculine terms to describe the Trinity for a reason. God loves us and wants to call us all to himself. However, if kicking out tail is necessary for our eternal good, then we ought not put it past God. Remember that our salvation was worked out by a death by crucifixion.

Too often being a man is looked down upon. We’ve told we’ve got to be more “in touch with our feelings.” Manliness is portrayed as selfishness, crudeness, and a sensuality similar to that shown on Comedy Central’s The Man Show. Well, I’ve never actually sat down and watched it, but the opening of the show tells me all I need to know. People who act like that aren’t men; they are overgrown adolescents. Our society needs real men who love God and their families and will stand up, and even go to the cross themselves, for what is right.

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