Uncle Eddy's E-mails -- March 12
Saint Maximilian Kolbe,
(entered heaven in 295)
If you are afraid to take a stand for Christian morals now, while still in the insulated comfort of college, I blanche to think how you will fare in the exposed battlefields of Washington, New York, or Los Angeles. Now you only have your reputation and popularity to lose, when you´re in the working world, your livelihood will also be on the line. If you keep folding now, you may end up betraying the Lord completely then. I don´t mean that you have to set up a soapbox in the student union (though that´s not a bad idea, come to think of it – kind of like a primitive "open mic" night). But if you, who have received so much more grounding in the faith than your peers, who understand what is really at stake in these issues, if you don´t engage those moral vultures (maybe through articles in the student newspapers, maybe through round table discussions or debates, maybe in more creative ways), who will? Think about all the incoming students who sense that these behaviors are wrong, but have nothing solid to grab on to as they are slowly swept into decadence (either in their ideals, or their behavior, or both). They need someone to take some leadership. If not you (and any of your friends that you can rally to join you), then who? Maybe you need to reflect a little bit on the example of the Christians who have gone before you, like today´s saint.
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