Madonna and Child by Leonardo. May not be painted wholly by Leonardo, but I still love the colors and haunting beauty of this painting.

Madonna and Child by Leonardo. May not be painted wholly by Leonardo, but I still love the colors and haunting beauty of this painting.

As I continue on my spiritual journey I feel the love of Christ deepening within me. The last week was a busy one so I did not have time to blog much. However, I will be resuming more posts this week.  This Sunday was Laetare Sunday in the Church. Laetare is the Latin imperative meaning, “rejoice”.  So today we take a slight break from our Lenten penances, fastings, and whatnot, to rejoice and remember that this is ultimately all about the resurrection of Christ. In only three weeks Easter will be upon us. Time truly does fly.

Two weeks ago I went to confession. I cannot begin to say how much that helped me in my struggles and walk with the Lord. Everyday I thank God for the Church and for the sacraments, especially Confession and the Eucharist.

One of the things I want to write on is the horrible industry of porn. I have been reading much on it recently. As a man I know all too well the insidious nature of pornography. I don’t have time to write about that tonight, but it is something that I want to write on in the near future. Also, in the earlier incarnation of this blog, I was bit more skeptical about certain issue regarding sexuality. Since then I have changed, or gone back to a previous way of thinking. I know now that the Church is correct when it comes to matters of sexuality. As difficult as some of the teachings are, I agree with them. We are complicated creatures but I have learned now, throughout my life and from much suffering and pain, that sex before marriage is not healthy, does not lead to happiness, and is sinful.  Some of my earlier posts on this topic I have removed, since I was advocating that sex outside of marriage was basically ok.  Again, I do not believe that to be case any longer.  It is a long story and one I will tell it in the near future.

But on a lighter note: this was again a beautiful Sunday!  Spring is now approaching. This morning I saw a few geese wandering around where I live. In the early mornings the growing chorus of birds is noticeable.  Sometimes the beauty of God’s creation is truly overwhelming.

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