Hello!

It’s a glorious day here in London which is not making the lockdown any easier. With authorities worried about the numbers in the parks we may be forbidden to exercise next week.

Sadly one type of exercise that will not be forbidden but on the contrary increase is the types of exercise associated with pornography. I’ll leave the details to the readers imaginations!!

With all that time bored and locked inside with less to do the porn world is thriving!

So much so that one of the top porn sites offers free premium membership as its contribution to helping people during the crisis.

And in case you are wondering how I know that I read some articles after a french grandmother told me with such sadness as she lamented on the suffering of Jesus.

How difficult it must be for an old lady who has given her life to prayer at the age of 80 to be reading about all the people watching pornography and perhaps not even believing in God.

How much life and the world must have changed in her lifetime and yet what a testimony to the love of Jesus and Mary that instead of judging and condemning, with her rosary in her hand she prays with love and compassion for these people caught in the snares of lust.

This lady is a little saint and since meeting in Medjugorje over a year ago we have become very good friends.

Her understanding and compassion of both spiritual things and human nature is astounding and a testimony to the wisdom and love of God that spans generations!

Sadly many people and businesses are only interested in profits and while the effort put governments are making to protect our physical health are commendable, again one can’t but wonder why they don’t do more to protect us from the damage of porn.

Of course the answer is simple! Money and politics but it does make one wonder when the government is now exercising its power to protect the “common good” what other “common goods” should be both considered and protected?

I once lived in India and while it was illegal to have half naked men and women on advertising and x-rated movies, it was perfectly normal to throw your rubbish on the ground!

Over here in the western world it’s the opposite. You could face jail for throwing rubbish on the street and become famous for parading around naked!

Does being modern mean having no morals? Have we really outgrown countries like India? Is this true progress?

Millions of modern intelligent people stuck behind computer screens pleasuring themselves who laugh at their ancestors who spent the same hours in the church or at home praying.

How much God must laugh at ‘modern and intelligent’ man and how much Satan must laugh too as He rejoices in His deceptive traps and how stupid we have become.

If there is one thing the Coronavirus has taught us, it’s that death awaits us all whether we be in Europe or India or Africa.

Our time here in this world is limited and carries great weight and responsibility. It is up to us to use it wisely for both our good and the good of society.

And so as Easter week approaches and good Friday approaches let us too be ever mindful of our inevitable “good Friday” and not soil our lives and souls with the toxic fumes coming from lust.

It’s not about being perfect but it is about fighting and if you find yourself struggling in this area then reach out.

There are support groups out there and other far healthier ways to occupy your mind and imagination such as prayer, meditation, reading etc.

And so let’s not let palm Sunday become porn-Sunday and let’s make Jesus’ life giving love the climax of our lives rather than the fake ones that lust has to offer!

May our government leaders be as true and faithful at shutting down these filthy industries as they have been with our churches..

Stay awake, stay in prayer and stay vigilant during these times.

Bless

Michael