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Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Sin

regardless of the silence
bestowing a cloak
of invisibility to
its existence
we dispense ourselves
of any sin by
pragmatic subjectivity-
decrees of justification-
by formulations
untethered from nature's law
whose logic is suppressed
by secularism's
reliance on transitory
feelings bestowing a crown of
unlimited relativism
on morality
sin's disappearance-
even from the pulpit-
obfuscates Calvary
making the Cross
irrelevant
and the Resurrection
a blip of light in history
but look around
death terrifies 
disease overwhelms
selfishness reigns
pride is idolized
murder justified
lust idealized 
envy trivialized
lukewarmness normalized
resentment rationalized
greed exceeded
debauchery exalted
forgiveness scorned
reality equivocated
enslaving  humanity into
depravity and
hopelessness
but wrapped in
fantasies of utopia
by intelligentsia's
progressive proclamations
beware
perfection of this world
is an illusion
fixing ourselves
beyond our means
only a change of nature
can conquer eden's curse
only at an infinite cost can
liberation be achieved
someone must pay the price
for our redemption
from sin's domination
or it doesn't happen
Someone did
a Savior offering
forgiveness
freedom
power
a new Reality
exchanging His Life
for our life
raising humanity
into Divinity
an event and process
waiting for your
decision

Reflection/Discussion:
-Is sin talked about in your parish/church? Why/not?
-What does "perfection of this world is an illusion" mean?
-What are some of the manifestations of sin in today's culture?
-In your life: relationships, work, leisure, finances and thought life?
-How does our culture talk about sin?
-What is the best way for you to examine your conscience?
-How much is the Sacrament of Reconciliation part of your life? Why? 
-How does your sin limit your growth in holiness?

  



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