Tuesday, January 29, 2013

When morality takes a plunge

When we lower ourselves and allow our sexual morality to take a plunge, our own consciousnesses question us. We seek desperately to silence it and stay justified. The guilt that haunt us is not because we have broken some social law but because we have broken the very law stamped within our bodies - to be a Gift!

Our bodies are created to be "a self gift". God created it in His own nature.  Bible says "God created man in his image and likeness". [Gen 1:26]

St Paul writes "I urge you, then, brothers, remembering the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, dedicated and acceptable to God; that is the kind of worship for you, as sensible people. [Rom 12:1]

The fallen man because of his swollen pride and lack of meekness, tries desperately to justify his act and begins to hate those who lay bare the truth before them. They plot ways to destroy them. We see a classic example of this in Mark 6:17. Herodias, originally wife of Philip, now wife of his brother King Herod becomes furious at John the baptist and have him beheaded because he witnessed against this act. We see evidence of vicious vengeance boiling up within her when she demands the head of John instead of the most obvious choice, half of Herod's kingdom.

God forgives all our transgressions. He liberates us from brokenness and restores us. Lets us humble ourselves, acknowledge our faults and come before Him in total surrender.