It has become all the more pressing that married men and women embrace the counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience according to their married state. Why? I believe these three counsels are not only the means to holiness and the imitation of Christ, but at the same time, they are the answer to the divorce epidemic in our culture today.
The power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ will prove in the long run to be stronger than all human incompetence, fear and insincerity, and more forceful than all our foolishness, weakness, and cynicism.
Jesus' little band of apostles were certainly few in number, but that’s all He needed. And He knew they would always be few. Jesus never pinned his hopes on large numbers. In fact, if there is to be any positive change in the world, those numbers may actually have to get smaller. A lot smaller.