Featured Mini Documentary Produced by Saint Gabriels Newsroom in 2015
As you can see from the picture, it portrays a little boy kissing a little girl's hand. At first thought it might seem like this cute meme is adorable and worthy of praise because it shows a boy "manning up," with the caption, "A Real Woman can do it all by herself; but a real man wouldn't let her." If you look deeper at the meaning, however, you will see something much different.
This meme is a great example of pride run amok -- a sin that is fore-front in Western Culture. It exemplifies, "That woman can do it all by herself," as if to say that men are here to serve women. My question to you is how would a woman do it by herself if a man can't do it by himself? In Genesis it is abundantly clear that women were created to help men, not the other way around, as this photo implies. In Genesis we read, "And the Lord God said: It is not good for man to be alone: let us make him a help mate like unto himself." As well, "And Adam said: This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man. Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be two in one flesh. And they were both naked: to wit, Adam and his wife: and were not ashamed." It can also be thought of in this way: Man needs a helper. Woman was created to help man. Woman needs a man. Otherwise, there is nothing to help (no purpose). Men have their role and purpose to play in God's plan and women have a role and purpose to play in God's plan. To deny this is to deny God.
This meme really hits home in the feminist battle that rages daily. Even women who claim they aren't feminists would be ready to praise such a caption. The fact of the matter is that many women without even knowing it have become slaves to the feminist agenda. The devil has really pulled the wool over the eyes of so many that they can't even see how much feminism has destroyed our culture and way of life.
Of course, once Christ comes unto the scene, He expands on this by consecrating people to Himself. So now, Christ is God come in the flesh (man). Priests, deacons, are now helpers in Christ's mission. Nuns and consecrated women are now also helpers of Christ. So God has given us a double blessing, in a sense. We can now choose between exclusively helping Christ in spreading his mission or in the original mission by getting married. One of the things that people crave is purpose and this fulfills that desire. Even my poor old grandma, without having something to do or without helping the men in her life, would simply fade away.
Would the Mother of God (come in the flesh) approve of such behaviour? Her will became the will of God after conceiving Jesus in the womb. Despite her sorrow, she willingly accepted God's plan throughout her entire life and then watched her own Son die on the cross. We need each other. This great sin of pride which caused the devil to fall from grace, if left to grow will certainly bring upon us a great chastisement from God.