Miami, the Magic City and Fifty Shades of Gray….
Those that have heard my testimony regarding my walk as a Catholic man, have heard me say how dangerous it is to dismiss the existence of the Evil One…. It’s easier to turn a deaf ear or blind eye to the not so subtle attacks on those of us that have chosen to walk the walk and not just talk the talk….
A few nights ago I convinced my wife to watch, in a rare moment of idleness, the much touted and positively reviewed, Miami, the Magic City. The program shows Miami Beach in the early 60’s including the influence of the early Cuban exiles. The segment we watched began two very sexually provocative scenes which were a bit uncomfortable to watch. However, it escalated quickly with a scene of the programs main character in a bedroom telling his sexual partner that he was a God and she should sexually sacrifice himself to her…Shortly thereafter she went to lie in a bed, totally topless and began to masturbate in front of him; presumably to turn him on….
The Evil One entered our bedroom and in a fog of pornography froze my wife and me into brief submission…. Because she and I have put our lives into God’s hands, HE quickly came and lifted the confusion from our eyes and I told her this is not something we should be watching…
Now, those that know my wife and me, know we are not prudes…and no matter how melodramatic the above paragraph reads…. Hollywood and its liberal, immoral majority, want my wife and I to feel abnormal and out of the mainstream if we didn’t enjoy the newest hit on HBO…..
We are called to be soldiers of Christ in all walks of life. The war against the Evil One begins in our bedroom, extends to the rest of our home and into the workplace. We, Catholic men, must stay vigilant and be leaders of our families in all aspects of our lives…..Let us stay strong and in community and tell Hollywood and their advertising sponsors, that we will not give in to the immoral movies and television programs of our times….
And to my women Sisters in Christ….. Beware of the newest popular book to invade your psyche….. Fifty Shades of Gray…. or Mommy Porn, as it is affectionately being called… The book is one of three in a trilogy with a lead character that enjoys affairs, bondage and other sorts of kinkiness shrouded in the entitlement you are being told you have earned… Where women’s independence is more and more based on the lowest forms of sexual abnormality ever seen in our society…..The title insinuates that there are no more moral boundaries of black and white….just do what makes one feel good while wallowing in the fifty shades of gray…..
Sisters, you can’t have it both ways… You want your men to be Catholic leaders of your families and soldiers of God in society – then we need your help and support. The Devil knows that by dividing and conquering Catholic marriages, he will win….. We cannot and will not let that happen.
Remember, when we wake up in the morning and our feet hit the ground, we want the Devil to say: OH SHIT – THEY ARE UP! Not only one soldier – but two married soldiers of God that will defeat me with their collective commitment to the Lord!
Be strong and stay together in the Lord – Our society and our children’s future depends on us…..