I am a bad student. And because of this, there have been many times where I found my mind wandering away from lectures, especially when they (the professor and my fellow class-mates) start taking pot shots at the Catholic Church. Yes, I realize I should speak up more, but on this particular day, they were taking shots at how our Christian brethren try to protect our sisters. One particular feminist student was degrading Christians for taking up those stances. "Women don`t need men`s protection. We`re strong on our own."
Oh dear sister. How right you are.
Women don`t need men`s protection and they are definitely and definitively strong. However, we as brothers don`t desire to protect our sisters because they are inferior, or weak, or dainty, or whatever synonym for weakness you may perceive. We desire to protect them because they are precious. We desire to protect them because they are beautiful and worthwhile.
The closest thing to being unbreakable on earth is the diamond. And despite its obvious dexterity, diamonds are treated as the precious stones that they are. Wait, if they`re so strong, why do we treat them so carefully and meticulously? Because they are precious and valuable.
It is the same with sisters. But they are MORE precious than diamonds and they are infinitely MORE valuable.
My beloved sisters, you are more precious than you can ever imagine and it is our honour to serve you, to shield you from harm, and most importantly, it is our honour to love you... not for what you give us, not because you`re weak or inferior, but because you are God`s most precious, most beautiful, gift to all of us.
Sancto Ioseph, ora pro nobis.