Virtue of the Week: Chastity

KingsWe were born to be kings!

King Louis XVI of France had been taken from his throne and put in prison. His young son, the prince, was taken by those who had captured the king. Because the young prince was to be the next king, they wanted to destroy him morally. They knew that if they did, he would never be able to become the king of France. These people took the prince to a faraway city, where they tempted the boy with every filthy thing they could find. They tried to get him to eat foods which would quickly make him lose control of himself. They used terrible language around him all the time. They tempted him with evil women. They exposed him to dishonor and distrust. He was surrounded constantly by everything that could make a person lose his moral values. For over six months he was given this treatment. But not once did the boy give in to temptation. Finally, after doing everything they could think of, they asked why he did not do these things. He replied, “I cannot do what you ask, for I was born to be a king” We too were born to be kings, and as such we must have respect for ourselves, respect the opposite sex, and respect for humanity. We do so by practicing the virtue of chastity and clinging to our moral standards.

He who train not his children will have his quiver full of trouble.Bamigboye Olurotimi
We must be chaste. I do not speak merely of the chastity of the senses. We must observe great chastity in our will, in our intentions, in all our actions.St. Peter Julian Eymard

Quick video about chastity:

Chastity: We make it our own