Formation Toolbox: Voting, Sex… and How You FEEL
“Nowadays, no woman enters marriage as a virgin,” said Seewald quoting a Brazilian supermodel. How would the Pope answer?
Statistics do not suffice as a criterion for morality. It is bad enough when public opinion polls become the criterion of political decisions and when politicians are more preoccupied with “How do I get more votes?” than with “What is right?” Benedict XVI – Light of the World
This problem lies at the basis of every choice; it stands behind presidential candidates seeking your vote; it’s a problem when you’re thinking about voting (… or not voting); it’s present when you’re deciding whether to have premarital sex (… or to wait for marriage).
But this article is not about voting, nor is it about sexuality – although both those topics are seemingly always “hot.”
No – boring me – I’m talking about the search for happiness, a quest that is ingrained in every single human heart. And, like I mentioned before, what that has to do with your feelings.
“So what’s the problem?” You ask…
It’s this, that all of us tend towards wanting to feel good – failing to realize that happiness is not the same as feelings.
We want to be happy, but we look towards feelings to fill that void – that’s the problem. This concerns YOU and your daily decisions!
Because being happy only comes from one thing: doing what is GOOD.
So, for example: “Why remain a virgin until marriage?” Because even though it might make you FEEL horrible, suffering from your violent passions, the onslaught of those around you and the cultural push towards sexual laxity – it will, because it is good, make you deeply HAPPY!
Now try applying this principle to your every decision today – and see what a difference it makes.