Are You a Yorkie Man?
I have this dog, a yorkshire terrier, and in man years he is in his 30s as I am. He spends most of his day laying around and searching for cheese, which must be a superfood for him because he goes nuts over it. So sleeping, eating, cuddling with my kids is pretty much his day.
A knock at the door or a doorbell ring happens (even on tv) and this lazy bum jumps up and starts this growling, barking jag that will not end. If someone is actually at the door, he will strain to “attack” the intruder. He is a protector, a hero, a ……
The visitor reaches to pet him, and he runs away fast as lightning.
….a little coward.
The dog is all talk, all bark and no bite. When it comes to action, he is practically useless. This barking mad beast has no balls. I wonder if the same could be said about you or me.
Do you bark online about every political issue, or rail against the practices and beliefs of the unorthodox? When challenged do you ignore replies and cease posting till things cool off?
Do you decry sin and wickedness on facebook? Then do you shrink back when someone attempts to contradict or attack your position?
Do you talk with your network of friends about how awful is your parish, diocese, priest, or bishop? Then do you do nothing to make things better or seek answers?
No balls, dude. You are a neutered yorkie. Time to grow a set.
Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. – 1 Cor 16:13-14
To be a man means to be strong and to love. It means being courageous by acting rightly even when afraid. As Catholic men, we have been called to lead, not in mere words, but in all that we do. We are called to act. Love and truth cost something, else they are empty words.
You are preaching by your actions (and inactions) whether you realize it or not. Others are watching. They see how you flee or stand, how you love or are indifferent. The time of posturing is over. The time for demonstrating our love and fidelity is now. In a time when people by the thousands are being exiled, tortured, and slaughtered for their faith in Christ, we Catholic men have NO EXCUSES for choosing cowardice. It is not an acceptable option.
Let us pray for the truly persecuted, and let us pray for each other. Let us stand strong and courageous. Let us demonstrate true love and true faith. God has given us the grace we need through His Sacraments. Now get out there.
Posted on August 5, 2014, in Catholic Belief, Catholic Family, Catholic Husbands, Catholic Manliness, Marriage, Parenting and tagged catholic leaders, Catholic men, strong fathers, Strong men. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.