Msgr. Charles Pope is the pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian, a vibrant parish community in Washington, DC. He has a warm, engaging style that will appeal to men: straight, no chaser. The blog entry is good, but the audio is what sells it. Do yourself a favor and listen to it. (h/t Rob Kaiser via Catholic Dads)
Among the measures of mature manhood that God Himself sets forth is faithful, stable, committed marriage. After observing, It is not good for the man to be alone (Gen 2:18) God says ….A man shall leave his father and mother and cling to his wife and the two of them shall become one flesh. Thus God indicates an essential description of manhood.
This is what a MAN does. Three things are taught here:
So here is what a God says a real man does. How say you?
- A mature man recognizes that it is not good, not healthy, for him to remain alone and unattached.
- Having properly sought a wife he marries her and leaves his parents to establish a home.
- A man clings to his wife.
Something I really like about his style is that he is teaching directly from Scripture, and it is clear he is teaching, and without apology.