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Fruitful Living

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In our current culture, where the human person has become difficult to define, the reason for marriage has been concurrently unhinged from its unitive AND procreative purposes. (The chicken or egg analogy is not lost here)

Why has our perception of the fruitfulness of marriage become less heroic or even necessary than years past? Have the teachings of the Church been optional these many centuries and we merely live through different fads? Or have we abdicated our authority in the battle for our souls and the new ones created through our covenantal relationships? Even if we don’t have children, we are called to pour out our hearts to others. We can be parents to every child we encounter by showering them with love. We can be advocates for those living out their call instead of detractors that opine a limited need for marital fruitfulness. We can nurture those in our careers, churches, and extended families. As men who belong to the same body, we must protect our vulnerable members and strengthen those willing to wield the sword of a king by following them into the heart of Christ.

Phil 2:2-3 - complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing. Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves.

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