Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some people are excused because they’re hard! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Posted February 16, 2017 2:44 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some people are excused because they’re hard!  Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Look. I’m the first one to admit that I am a sinner.  I sin and I go to confession with a firm purpose of amendment.  When I fall, I get back up, again with a firm purpose of amendment.  I go to confession. I keep trying.
I do not think that, just because I sin and fall, God’s commandments are only “ideals” which some other people may be able to keep, but that I – poor wretch that I am – cannot and, therefore, I’m a special case whom the Church must tell, “There there, John, you don’t really have to change your ways.  Go

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