OCTOBER DEVOTION – DAY – 13 – THE HOLY ROSARY – OUR SEXUALITY
Our age is full of crises! Crises that are rocking the foundations of our human life and joy. A noticeable crisis at hand is the sexual revolution that is ruling our human societies. Sexual revolution has promised us sex without responsibility and consequences. It says that instincts rule as against reason and faith. It has made pornography common for people and especially children are the most vulnerable. To this end, marriages are experiencing the poverty of love and issues of infidelity. Families are battling with sexual promiscuity among teens, the STD epidemics and sexual addiction. The climax of sexual revolution is the destruction of our human sexuality as it has been reduced to just sex. The oversexed trend in our society has darkened our intellect, willpower, and hearts to disrespect human dignity. Hence, young men and women face sexual harassment at different quarters of life. The worse is that politics that ought to be the defence of human life and its dignity has been poisoned and it now legalizes the destruction of life through abortion. Back to pornography, its industry is getting richer and richer daily as against the physical and spiritual health of pornographers. Who can deliver us from this mess and dungeon? St. Padre Pio says, “The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ for these times.” The images of pornography are lies and they can be cleansed from the memory through a daily recitation of the Holy Rosary and meditation. St. John-Paul II asserts that the “images, words and gestures (of the Rosary) engages the whole person in all his complex psychological, physical and relational reality.” Please let us pray the Rosary for deliverance from sexual fantasy and to empower our imagination, understanding and love of the human person according to the heart of the Creator.