“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s Wife”.
This is similar to the 6th Commandment. Comparing your wife, or husband, with another is ridiculous. You are not living in the other persons life. It may look fantastic on the outside, but it is a trick from the devil to get distracted and have you to look elsewhere, rather than doing the hard work of making your own marriage good and loving. Dedicate your life to making your marriage and family better through prayer and communication.
We Catholics are so thankful for all that God has given us and continues to give us. When Jesus taught us the Our Father, the part that says “Give us this day our daily bread” does not mean always wanting more and more. There is always a newer iPhone, computer, car, boat, house, you name it. There is never enough money to buy all we want. We always want more and more. Instead we need to be very satisfied with what we have and very grateful too.
“So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he possesseth, cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14: 33.
We need to help out the poor too.
Wives should not work outside of the home like Mary never worked outside. Jesus Mary and St. Joseph lived very simple lives. If God, the Queen of Heaven and St. Joseph can live humbly, who are we to have to live better than they did? Were they not happy?
If we could live simple and not spend a lot of money, we would not be in debt. Thus we could be free to help out at church, spend time with our children, do missionary work and relax. The saying goes like this:
“I owe, I owe, so off to work I go”.
Traditional Catholics are serious about God, prayer, especially the Holy Latin Mass, Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament, the Holy Rosary, and going to confession at least every month. This is what fills up up, not material possessions, money, sex, drugs and alcohol. We find fulfillment in obeying God and doing His will in every area of our lives.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.