Monday, February 07, 2005


Our priest took his time with us tonight at RCIA, walked us through Reconciliation from start to finish, showed us the confessional, gave us prayers to practice, talked about Lent. He covered the 7th, 8th and 10th commandments by discussing a "web" of humanity: each action we take has its effects on others, like ripples interacting in a pond. Stealing ripples. Lying ripples. Gossip ripples. For every action we take, other actions are taken by us and others down the road.

We should be detached from material things. Averice and greed leads us into sin. This doesn't mean that the material world is bad, in fact God said the world is good. Belief that the material world is bad led to Manichaeism in the past, which is definitely not something Catholics believe. There should be balance, temperance.

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