Take a good look at yourself

This post was originally written for the members of the Catholic Men’s Association, CMA. But finding many points good for everybody, I opted to share it here:

  1. A CMA member must know the virtues of St. Joseph. Do you know the virtues of St. Joseph?
  2. A CMA member must live the virtues of St. Joseph. Do you live the virtues of St. Joseph?
  3. A CMA member should be an exemplary Christian. Are you an exemplary Christian?
  4. A CMA member should be a good and faithful husband. Are you a good and faithful husband?
  5. A CMA member should be a responsible family head. Are you a responsible family head?
  6. A CMA member should pay his statutory dues promptly. Do you pay your statutory dues promptly?
  7. A CMA member should attend all regular meetings. Do you attend all regular CMA meetings?
  8. A CMA member should belong to a small Christian Community where he lives if it exists there. Do you attend SCC meetings?
  9. A CMA member should not fight with his wife. Don’t you fight with your wife?
  10. A CMA member should not fight with anybody. Don’t you fight with people in drinking places and other public places?
  11. A CMA member should not misbehave in public. Don’t you misbehave in public?
  12. A CMA member should not indulge in gossip. Don’t you indulge in gossip?
  13. A CMA member should not slander anybody;
  14. A CMA member should not indulge in criticising the Catholic Church and her leaders. Don’t you indulge in criticizing the Catholic Church and her leaders?
  15. A CMA member should not go into quarrels with a Catholic Priest. Do you go into quarrels with Catholic Priests?
  16. A CMA member must give alms generously without grumbling. Do you give generously to your church without grumbling?
  17. A CMA member must contribute towards the realization of his church projects. Do you contribute to carry out Church projects?
  18. A CMA member must not be jealous or envious of those who are doing well. Aren’t you jealous or envious of people who are doing well?
  19. A CMA member should not cause the death of anyone in any way. Have you never caused the death of another person?
  20. A CMA member should not be an accomplice in causing the death of a fellow human being. Have you never been an accomplice in causing the death of somebody?
  21. A CMA member should not cause or be partisan to an abortion. Have you never caused an abortion or assisted to cause an abortion?
  22. A CMA member should not bring politics into the CMA. Do you not try to bring politics into the CMA?
  23. A CMA member must not bring politics into the Church. Do you not try to bring politics into the Church?
  24. A CMA member should not tell lies. Do you not tell lies?
  25. A CMA member should not help to spread false information on social or traditional media. Do you not write and forward lies on social media?
  26. A CMA member should master the doctrine of the Catholic Church. Do you know your Catholic doctrine?
  27. A CMA member should know the Liturgical calendar of the Church and respect it. Do you know the liturgical calendar of the Church and follow it?
  28. A CMA member should know and obey the precepts of the Church. Do you know the percepts of the Church and obey them?
  29. A CMA member should go through Mary vale institute;
  30. A CMA member should be proud to be a Catholic;
  31. A CMA member should proudly pray the Trinitarian prayer in public;
  32. A CMA member should know the CMA prayer and pray it regularly;
  33. A CMA member should know the CMA anthem and sing it confidently when it is being sung;
  34. A CMA member should be sincere, honest and accountable in all financial matters;
  35. A CMA member should never drink and get drunk, let alone misbehave due to alcohol intake.

You may not be a Catholic reading this but I think you can find many useful points for you.

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