Concupiscence – ‘Strong Desire for sensual satisfaction’ is a consequence of original sin…according the church theologian St. Augustine.
What compelled a Woman and Man granted Peace and every happiness by the Creator, go forth then to defy and disobey God? What makes Man and Woman today after so many centuries after Moses and then Jesus’ Teachings to guide us, be lured by the satisfaction of our senses – than use our WILL to subjugate our Nature..?
We do know today that if we were left to ourselves from childhood, it is natural to be led astray by the flesh. We can look around and see how strong disciplined Christian parents make a difference in their own lives and others while the majority around abound in Sins. We see how animals do not need any Moral Truth to bring forth their children..!
The progenitive powers of Nature is granted by God. But Man being His highest order among creations has been granted the power to use God granted Will, to subjugate his own Nature. The Choice to use this Will for the Good of All has also been granted. The Church today as it was then when granted first to Moses – the WORD of God, is a beautiful testimony of the Power of Love and Discipline.
In many countries, talking of ‘SEX’ is a taboo. But in Western countries, the affluence after the hard work of their forefathers have resulted in abundance for the present generation. This led many then to defy the Church and Men in their affluence have sought to abuse Women as a commodity to be flaunted. Women have allowed themselves to be used and flaunted for coveted goods and riches. Instead of using some time to SEEK from the Church, they then used their time to TONE their Bodies to continue and make this our modern culture.
The toning of the BODY for maintaining good health is different from having an obsession with one’s bodies to LURE others. So we then saw a culture of beaches, gyms, spas or clinics where they are full at all hours with bodies trying to achieve BEACH BODIES or ‘perfection’ to be desired by others. But the Churches in many affluent countries are often seen empty. It is deeply saddening to see some Churches in European countries being ‘hired out for functions’ as it is difficult to maintain the building of a Church without the sharing of funds by the hard work of its communities. The Body of Jesus is being torn down instead of being BUILT up and this is the Choice of our times.
This decline in Moral Choices taught by the Church has resulted in many choosing SELFISHNESS and Indifference over SEEKING. So Man and Woman choose to remain single but they want the pleasures of companionship of others without duties or it’s responsibilities.The consequences are decline in Marriages and population, where even many of the Leaders in European countries are childless. This choice has resulted in a situation where we mostly see an aging population in the Church or in society. Who will then work to continue the Kingdom of God..? For we know that whether we SEEK or NOT, time does not wait for anyone. Death comes before Judgement.
A generation of youth seeing all these DIVIDES in their own families or communities are LOST and they then seek connection through the Internet. Even as on one hand they show they are independent and do not want ‘INTERFERENCE’ from anyone in their lives, they crave love and warmth of human beings. They as well as the adults need guidance and boundaries to know that no one has unlimited Rights. They choose to have live – in partners where one uses and then discards as per one’s appetites. Human dignity is at its lowest.
So where is the Dignity in Life that God has made? We debase it and demoralise our youth with the result that we are now in danger of children being lured and endangering not only themselves but also many ‘innocent’ all around through mobile phones, laptops to misguide and lure or guns or vans used to mow down or blow up humanity.
We can as parents or grandparents see the colossal loss of Nature and Humanity and grieve to then reflect and know of the Pain of the Creator who created us with so much love and abundance, to then see how we have reached this decline because the Good – the CHOSEN ONES, did not get up to deal with Sins and now we have EVIL flourishing.
So let us obey as Jesus sent out Disciples to effectively talk and STOP the evil which disrupts PEACE in our own families and communities. If we are His followers, we are then called to get up each day by His strength to SEEK and then discern to STOP ourselves and our children from being lured away from the Church where speaks to us God as He spoke to Adam and Eve or Moses or Jesus.
The Word of God can save the World. Let us learn to control our senses and STOP the Sin of Concupiscence. Let us get up to HEAR and then OBEY them by example, so that our World becomes a better inheritance for our children and grandchildren.
“….Difficulty in controlling urges makes it more likely teens will cave to an impulse that studies say affects adults, too: to write and send something on a screen that they’d never say in person, Ybarra said. –