Families of the Great Commandment presents:
“How to love God with your whole heart, your whole soul, your whole mind and your whole strength”
Is it a sin to wear pants? (A woman's guide to modesty)
Genesis 1:27 “...male and female He created them.”
This scripture is a revelation of the Divine Will. There are two distinct genders. The physical manifestations of each gender are confirmed and revealed through clothing.
Since God willed that there be two distinct genders, then one gives the greatest Glory to God by choosing those clothes that best convey the true essence of my gender. One gives glory to God by choosing those clothes that best cover and veil the physical characteristics specific to each gender.
Because of her shapely form, becoming nature, sweetness, the practical needs of a woman, as well as the gift of motherhood which requires that she be cherished and protected, the feminine gender is most clearly expressed in a full skirt and blouse or a complete dress including sleeves, modest neckline and sufficient length to cover one's knees when seated. This is the ideal.
One can recognize immediately its timeless beauty, modesty and loveliness. It is appropriate at all times and in all places. Its adaptability through a thoughtful choice of fabrics, for both home, (family, children and chores), company or adoration is exceptional. By choosing these garments, I protect my femininity from being brutalized by masculine attire. I keep veiled what belongs to God as a temple of the Holy Ghost. I keep veiled what belongs to my husband alone, if I am married. I am not a temptation to men and give good example to my children, if I have a family.
I tell God I love Him by uniting my garments to His revealed will for me in my gender. I show God I love Him each day , all day, at all times by always and only wearing those clothes that convey the true essence of my gender. I show God I love Him with my whole self. I give witness to His revealed truth.
I show Jesus I love Him by mortifying my desire to wear whatever I want and instead submit my will to His revealed Will. I give up my desire to fit “in” to what the world promotes which lacks propriety (propriety means “conveys true essence”). I sacrifice my desire to “fit in” by wearing what others are wearing. I mortify my self-love in wanting to appear appealing to others and draw attention to specific areas of myself.
Dressing in conformity to God's revealed will brings peace. It simplifies my wardrobe. Besides, pretty, feminine clothing is fun to wear. This way of dressing not only brings out the best in me but also brings out the best in others.
We are commanded by Jesus Christ Himself to “love God with our whole mind, Our whole heart , our whole soul and our whole strength. In other words “our whole self”. This is the Great Commandment. It is a command to love to the Maximum.
Therefore, the question about “is it a sin to wear pants” is not about loving God to the maximum. It is not saying to God- “What more can I do to show you I love you?” It is not interested in the maximum- only the minimum.
We are commanded to deny ourselves, pick up our cross daily and follow Christ. By wearing the feminine ideal in clothing, I emulate Christ and crucify my own opinions and desires and conform myself to the Father's revealed will for me. Loving God to the maximum. I become more and more like Christ crucified and compromise less and less everyday, becoming more and more Catholic. Restoring the kingdom of Christ in my soul.
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A Woman’s Place is in the home not because she isn’t good enough for the world but because she is too good for it. A woman’s precious gifts are squandered when she gives herself to the making of a dollar rather than a home. The world, its corporations, bureaucracies, and agencies are profane entities that are unworthy of a woman’s devotion and are unable to value the feminine charism. These profane entities coarsen, poison, and suck dry the maternal heart.
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