Posts tagged sin
Posts tagged sin
I didn’t get the rest of this, I’m afraid. But I’ll go ahead and respond as best I can.
I don’t really have any expertise on the matter, I have only the Catechism to go off of, which clearly states that there are factors which can lessen the sinfulness of masturbation. I agree that in many circumstances, masturbation does meet the three requirements of mortal sin, which are as follows:
But, I think that in many instances, masturbation does not meet either the second or the third requirement. The second, because often this matter is not adequately catechised, and our culture tells us quite strongly that there is nothing wrong with it. The result is that otherwise faithful Catholics simply see nothing wrong with it. The third requirement, because even when one realized the sin in it, it has become a difficult habit to break.
I could be quite wrong in my assertion that mortal sin is a rarity. Really, only God knows for sure. But my reasoning was that, as in the case of masturbation, most of us are simply too confused to recognize the gravity of our sins.
Hail and thunder knock my heart cold from the sky
Mary seems so far away.
full of deceit and empty of
grace, I go to the place
blessed by those whose lives are pure
art, like a Caravaggio, like a pieta.
amongst us, we broken
women and men. why hath thou
is the fruit of our sins so sweet?
of thy desires I know nothing.
womb to tomb we are nothing but cells and dirt!
Holy - words like butterflies from the sky
Mary, I have no other hope. what is the
Mother of our depravity?
God. I cover my face. I try and fail to
pray. I am the damned and
for us damned there is no rest,
sinners until the earth rises in wrath.
now and then I am reminded that
at the hour of judgement,
of our glory, the last enemy destroyed is
Hey guess what I just learned about you? If you can’t pull me out, you’ll push me deeper in. If you can’t keep me from going to church, you’ll keep me in church so much that I don’t have any time to serve other people and share the Gospel with them. If I set out to serve others, you’ll keep me so…
There are no words for how much I love this book.
Interesting thing for a guy like Pratchett to write. True, though.