The easiest thing in the world is to convince yourself that you’re right. As one grows old, it is easier still.
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If I had a dollar for every time I saw the ridiculous perpetuated myth that you ought to do what makes you happy or you shouldn’t worry about what someone else is doing since it doesn’t directly effect you, I would be a millionaire. Where did modern society come up with this rubbish argument for their acceptance of everything (everything they want anyway)? Anyone who states this as a reason they ought to be allowed to do away with morality or societal structures can’t be taken seriously. Its like G.K. Chesterton eloquently states, “To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”
The most precious jewels are not made of stone, but of flesh.
It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.