There used to be a time where every man dressed like the man in this photo. To work, to walk, to shop, and they would put on their best for Sunday. A time where it meant something to be a real man. A time with true masculinity and true femininity. A time where people had respect for not only themselves but for their society. Now you cannot even tell who is a man. Where did it go? Effeminacy. People are afraid. Afraid of doing what is arduous and difficult. Afraid of overdressing, especially for Mass. Afraid of having to learn how to tie a tie, fold a pocket square or iron a suit. They are afraid to come off as pompous and prideful compared to those who do not dress well. They do not want to be pompous and prideful, but our culture judges those who dress well as so. There are other reasons to dress well. Other reasons to be a man. For family. For tradition. For respect. For modesty. For reverence. For God. Where have these gentleman gone?
Somewhere deep inside the natural instincts of every man there is an oppressed gentlemen with the chivalric morals of a knight ready to fight its way out. Quit being afraid. Obtain some fortitude. Exteriorly express your inner morals. Live for God. Avoid the slothfulness that grips our culture. Be productive. Meditate in silence and examine yourself. Pray and spend time with loved ones and in charity towards others rather than watching television or porn for hours. How can men fill the role God created them for when they are too busy using their hands to pleasure themselves. This is disturbing and many do not want to talk about this addiction but its taking down millions including married fathers!
Treat women with respect, honor, and dignity. Gentlemen, treat her like your sister, love her like your wife, and respect her like your mother. Prove to her chivalry is not dead. Open the door for her. Dress up for her, rather than dress like a slob. Stand up when she entered the room. Buy her flowers or take her out to lunch. Treat her like a princess. Lay down your life and die for her if you have to. Protect and provide for her. Pray for her unceasingly. Show her true masculinity with chivalry. It is time to take back chivalry. It is easy to assume a time in the past is better than today, yet all times had their struggles and difficulties. Today is the time you were born for. God wants you here and to praise Him now, and not in some other time period. It is up to this generation to preserve what the last few have destroyed.