Evil Intentions

Posted September 15, 2018 10:35 am by Fr. Daniel Callam

Evil Intentions

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil intentions: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man. Mar 7:21-23
As I read this passage from the Gospel last Sunday, I tried to emphasize the list of “evil intentions” that Jesus says can “defile a person, and I did so for two reasons. First the catalogue of vices gains intensity by their being juxtaposed: the conglomeration of these evils makes an especially repellent impression on the hearer. But also you should know that lists

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