Why is martyrdom to be admired? Many who are married serve God well in other denominations. Do you discount them? Your whole homily appears to be a defense of yourself! All religions were created to serve humans (and the World) all religions were created with good intent and have served in many ways, so are they not all experiments whose results are imperfect, to be tinkered and honed to a better way. (Francis?) Religious exclusivity with rigid dogma is tribal, creating animosity and competition, repeatedly leading to deaths, destruction and immorality. Is this not Satan’s way? Secularism/‘Capitalism is throwing the baby out with the bath water.
Thank you, Father, for the reminder. I know I have taken for granted the amazing Priests I have been blessed to know. Thank you for the gentle reminder. You are in my prayers