Matthew 19:12: Endtime Eunuch’s
By: Eric Gajewski
The term eunuch (/ˈjuːnək/; Greek: εὐνοῦχος) generally refers to a man who has been castrated, typically early enough in his life for this change to have major hormonal consequences. In some ancient texts, "eunuch" may also refer to a man who is not castrated but who is impotent, celibate, or otherwise not inclined to marry and procreate. In Matthew 19:12 we can see very clearly that there are those who for the sake of the Kingdom of God choose to remain celibate. This article is quite timely considering how Antipope Francis wants to further break down the “tradition” of the Latin Church with potentially allowing “married priests”. However, this is not the point of this article. This piece is in response to so many who seem to have no way as a vocation. They are searching high and low for a “mate” and yet perhaps this is not God’s Will for your life. I dated an awful lot before my conversion and over time it became quite clear to me the Plan of God for my life. Stay away from women! HAHA….but seriously I have never been more happier living in the single celibate life. This coming from a man who sadly was an absolute moral monster before my conversion and ‘ran through” too many women to keep track of. Are we seeing God calling a good number of souls to be “Endtime Eunuch’s” who can focus alone on God and be at his service for the kingdom? I do believe this is so.
Celibate life under attack? No matter where you go there seems to be an attack on those who are truly trying to carry out this vocation (of being celibate). We know the FreeMasons work through the mainstream media and entertainment industry to constantly shove down our throats a lifestyle which is antichristian. Although, one could argue that being celibate could work well into the plans of those purporting “global depopulation” we should not give into this fear. I think many are missing out on Gods true call for their life. They are getting overly emotional for not having a partner WHEN they could have used this time more wisely spending it in prayer or performing works of mercy. BE HAPPY you are single. I know an awful lot of HIGHLY unhappy married couples (who are Catholics). Recently, in the news, there was a story a very old man, who was asked his secret to his longevity. I believe he lived to be something like 120 years old. His answer? That he was single and didn’t have to deal with a woman. Go ahead and laugh I know you want too. We know from Church teaching one can arise to perfection via the Sacrament of Marriage but are we saying we cannot strive for perfection being an “eunuch” for God? I now can fully focus in on Jesus without the worry of wife and kids and all of the worldly goings on attributed to such a vocation. Do not get mad at God you are single. Rather stay celibate and be thankful.
St. Jerome comments on Matthew 19:12. “This text is not to be taken in the literal sense; but means, that there are such, who have taken a firm and commendable resolution of leading a single and chaste life, in order to serve God in a more perfect state than those who marry: as St. Paul clearly shews.” 1 Cor. 7. 37, 38. Through your discerning process in these days leading up unto the arrival of the Antichrist and the Tribulation ahead are you truly still overly worried about dating? Why so? Maybe there will be a Catholic dating website for the tribulation period itself (tribulationcatholicdating.com?). I do not know. Even Our Lord warned about the women in our times and how those pregnant would have it difficult. I look at a lot of my friends who are married with a lot of children and boy are they ever going to have to fly on the wings of Faith ahead. God will provide though. Be firm and resolute and do not look back. Whether you are male or female don’t fall into the trap of “free love”. The devil will try to tempt you saying “since God wont send you a life partner just find you a partner for the afternoon”. Ah, you want to know how I know that? That is real talk for you. The devil will try to lead you on the path of self and keep you there. There have been Hollywood endtime/apocalyptic movies which have suggested this. They will say “well since of the end of the world might as well try have sex with anyone I can”. Seriously? Godless Hollywood run by the Jews.
Single life is better? The Church teaches that the celibate path is the better path that is not my opinion. It is true you can serve God on both paths but the single/celibate path is the better way. You ought be striving for perfection at this point. Utilize your time well. Be organized and structured and seek out spiritual direction in your discerning process. I see this all too often in my own work. There are too many who will not even consider that this might be the path God has for them at least for now. Catholic prophecy suggests that AFTER this Great Storm passes vocations will flourish like never before but it also is stated how the traditional family will flourish (for those getting through the Tribulation). Often times I see people trying to find that intimacy “on the surface’ of their senses yet God is trying to call them deep within to the Spiritual Marriage. Should we all not be striving for perfection? Why worry that you don’t have a “hot date” to curl up with and watch Star wars with. You could have spent that time better with Christ alone. After all is not our God a jealous God?
Pope Gregory XVI on the Conspiracy against Celibacy
In the end, it is true not everyone is called to this state but pay attention closely to the signs in your life. You never know but God could be calling you to something you never considered before and as I can attest to you surely do not want to miss out. Heaven is within 24/7 and His gentle caress never ceases to reaffirm this path. Having said all that, I don’t think I would have made it as a dating advice expert in the “real world":)
One marriage for me is enough...