I have a slow leak in one of the tires on my van. It almost went flat on me yesterday. Instead of going to a tire shop on Sunday, to get it fixed, (and causing someone to have to work on the Lord’s Day), I went to a coin machine and filled it up with air.
Today, Monday, I went to my friends tire shop to get it fixed. I ran into a woman, who’s daughter was very ill in the hospital a year and a half ago. She was very very seriously ill. I would go visit her often, because the mother was desperate, and she recovered thanks to much prayer. She is now a healthy 4 year old.
As the mother waited for her tire to be repaired, her daughter was in the car. I opened the door to say hi to her. She was listening to music on her mom’s smart phone. Believe it or not, (I had a hard time believing my eyes and my ears), she was watching a music video with women dressed very sexy and doing obscene gestures.
I took the phone from her, (kindly), and showed her mother what she was watching. I asked the mother, (who is in a woman’s group here at the parish), how her daughter learned how to listen to such immoral music. She said her other daughters, age 8, 10 and 12, have taught their sister how to watch these music videos. Her sisters are in our catechism classes.
So, as much as I feel like doing, I am not going to get discouraged that 4 year old girl in my parish is already addicted to immoral music videos. No, we just need to acknowledge how evil things are right now with our Catholic fathers, mothers and children, and go on trying to effect the few with whom we may have a tiny bit of good influence on. We are the tiny speck fighting against three huge monsters, the the devil, the flesh and the world.
We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics. Hopefully, our children will be less likely to have access to these evil monsters that will gobble up their souls. Then it will be ‘less likely’ that they will have premarital sex, get pregnant as nature works and then have these babies killed because they were not ‘planned’.
These sexy music videos prepare our children to dress sexy, to act sexy and to have sex. It is a loose loose situation. The children loose their innocence, loose their virginity, loose their self respect, are treated as sex objects, and will probably never have a happy normal godly marriage that last ’till death do us part’.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.