I find that I need a reminder like this (video below) every day. Something to remind me to take life a bit more seriously sometimes. Stop acting like a child. So many of us “adults” these days just act like children our whole lives. It’s pathetic, really.
It’s mostly little things. Like not getting up when the alarm goes off. Children do that. Or like being unable to stop watching the last 10 minutes of some TV show I got sucked into when it’s already 5 minutes past my sons bedtime. Kids do stuff like that.
Or like not eating healthy. Playing on the computer when I’m not getting enough exercise. Falling asleep without praying at night. Children do stuff like that, too.
Being late to mass. Not taking my own and my family’s eternal salvation seriously enough to get to confession regularly. Getting distracted by luxury and toys when there is work left to be done.
Being selfish. Children do that, too.
A Man is disciplined. A child is not. A Man does what should be done even when he doesn’t want to. A child does not. A Man doesn’t make excuses or complain. A Man loves deeply. A Man is faithful. A Man is humble.
It doesn’t mean men always act like men. Men are not perfect. But a Man always takes seriously what God takes seriously. A Man always asks forgiveness when he’s done something wrong (and probably sometimes when he hasn’t :-)). And he quietly endures or casts off everything that does not work towards the fulfillment of his duty as Man.
I really enjoyed this video: