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Insight into sexual drive

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Next time when you have strong sexual drive, know that there is something in it to praise God. The desire is a God-given gift. It is absolutely good and acceptable to God. It is meant to give glory to the creator. It is meant for the loving union between husband and wife. It is meant to point us to our eternal union with God.  Then where is the problem?  The problem is:   The world has deceived us into thinking that when we have a sexual drive it has to be gratified somehow. Unlike hunger, unattended sexual desire does not have any dire consequence. World has manipulated our minds to associate sexual drives with the vices of pornography, masturbation, casual hookups, prostitution and other dangerous and soul crushing evils. It has gotten us to associate our sexual desires with specific body types, acts and fantasies.  World has fooled us into thinking that these vices are a neccessity to meet the natural needs of the human body and it is absolutely OK to indulge in them. They have bapt

Lenten tears

When we come to face with the brutal mutilation Jesus was subjected to and the completely inhuman and unjust proceedings that ended up in crucifixion, we often are moved to tears. These tears are that of sympathy and a reaction to the magnitude of infliction Jesus underwent. Yet, sadly, we fail to recognize “His love for you and me” that prompted Jesus to carry though this extreme cruelty and complete this mission to save us. Jesus said in Mathew 10: 8 “ Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell”. Here Jesus is elevating our thoughts to a higher realm surpassing body and mind. Jesus does not desire our sympathy. He said looking at the women of Jerusalem, who wept bitterly, as their eyes met with the disfigured Jesus who was dragging his steps to the peak of Calvary "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children”.   Even in the thick of s