The Metropolitan of Transylvania said that the Christian family is in crisis. The solution is to resist sin through love and solidarity. He urged parents to encourage young people to keep chaste until marriage and called on mothers “to honor the blessed status God has given them at creation, namely to give birth to children.”
The Mother of God is “the mother of our mothers too,” said the metropolitan during his sermon on the Annunciation. “The chastity of virginity has been doubled, in her case, by the holy gift of motherhood, with which God has endowed this being called woman,” the Metropolitan of Transylvania added March 25, 2021.
“Be the defenders of purity and the sanctity of family life. Teach your children to understand and keep in purity what God has ordained, namely that youth be a period of purity,” Metropolitan Laurențiu urged.
“Young people who keep the chastity of their virginity until they receive God’s blessing through the Sacrament of Marriage give birth to blessed children, and God will always protect them because God will never be indebted.”
“When in a family, even tacitly or indulgently, young people live together without receiving God’s blessing through the Sacrament of Marriage, how can we expect healthy babies, how can we expect grandchildren and children to bless our old age?” the Metropolitan said.
“We are all equally responsible for everything that happens around us,” he continued.
“If we were better, if we tried our best to counsel our children to beware of sin and to strive ourselves against sin unto blood, our world would be better and the hope of salvation safer.”
Metropolitan Laurențiu also spoke about our responsibility to confess the truth, the only one from which good can be born, and to get more involved in the lives of those around us.
“We must engage in a work of stopping any state and sin contrary to Christian morality, to oppose and act together through love, through solidarity against the sins that haunt today, the state of indifference to every scandal and immorality that it defies common sense,” the Metropolitan of Transylvania noted.
“It is a pity to withdraw, not to get involved in what is going wrong around us. If we are not interested in what is happening to our neighbor, in time we will end up not caring about what is happening in our family,” the Metropolitan of Transylvania warned.