Furrow 525: If you know that study is apostolate, but limit yourself to studying just enough to get by, it is clear that your interior life is going badly.
Such carelessness makes you lose the right spirit. Just like the worker in the parable who cunningly hid the talent he had received, you may, if you do not put things right, exclude yourself from God’s friendship, and be stuck in the mire of your comfort-seeking calculations.
Furrow 610: When you truly become filled with the Christian spirit your ambitions will be put right. —You will feel no longer a hankering after celebrity, but a desire for perpetuating your ideal.
I find it insulting when people argue that they don’t expect teens to abstain from sex because it’s a natural appetite that we can’t possibly control.
Do they really think so little of us that they believe our urges control us instead of the other way around?
We have so much potential, but we can only prove it if the bar is raised as high as it should be.
This is what I could never properly explain when i would argue for chastity. Exactly!