The road to purity (holiness) is paved with repentance, leading us away from sin. The virtues are our guideposts on our journey, so that we know we are heading in the right direction. Prayer and receipt of the sacraments are our fuel. The Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes are the laws of the road. The Bible is our roadmap that helps us plot our course. Our own bodies are our mode of transportation. If we were smart, we would put Jesus in the driver’s seat!
Where are we headed? Why Heaven of course! From the moment that God breathed life into your body, you started your journey back to Him in Heaven. You may have taken a wrong turn every now and then, (especially if you didn’t place Jesus in the driver’s seat), but God has a way of getting you back on course, just like Google Maps! If you’re at that point in your life where you realize that you are lost, and have taken a wrong turn, here’s how to get your life going down the road to Purity:
- Desire purity. Desire a clean soul. Desire eternal life with God.
- Repent. Turn away from sin and turn towards God.
- Pray for the Holy Spirit’s roadside assistance. God is waiting for your 911 call. He wants to help you, but will not force Himself on you. It’s up to you to be willing to take Jesus’ yoke of obedience upon yourself; to adhere to His Commandments and embrace His Beatitudes.
- Put Jesus in the driver’s seat!
May you reach your destination safely!
As we complete our discussion on Purity, we move next to discuss a sister virtue, that being Chastity. What does it really mean to live a chaste life? We’ll discuss the answer to that question in our next reflection. Don’t miss it!