Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Quote of the day

"I knew it was not consistent with my beliefs. So that’s hypocritical, and I don’t want to be a hypocrite. And I could just feel the emptiness… it didn’t feel good. The feeling afterwards. Just that empty sort of… weird space. And I’d had enough."

— Lenny Kravitz on the morning-after experience that spurred him to become chaste.

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The entire interview with Kravitz is well worth reading, revealing the workings of grace in his own life and also in that of his Jewish father.

RELATED: I have written in The Thrill of the Chaste and elsewhere about similar experiences of what Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen calls "black grace"—the grace of realizing that one is seeking the Infinite where it cannot be found. With God's help, it can lead to the "white grace" of conversion, causing one to seek the Love that goes beyond sex.