Finding the Right Reaction to Different Sins

The other day, I posted a link to a piece I wrote about what to do when members of the Church hurt you.

There’s an accompanying article, also by Yr. Obdt. Svt., on finding the right reaction to different sins.

Speaking of which, I think I reacted too strongly to Sen. DeMint’s veto the other day. So my apologies. I am, I make no secret of it, utterly disgusted with our Ruling Classes contemptible neglect of our troops. In this case, DeMint may, I am not sure, but may have had some justification for his veto. However, the overall behavior of our Ruling Class toward our troops has been swinish (see this appalling example out of hundreds of others) and I am not inclined to cut them much slack as they thrust their wobbling jowels into the trough and enrich themselves while laying over more burdens on the backs of our troops and slashing their benefits and elementary protections.

My principle error was in singling DeMint out. I think everybody in the Legislative and Executive Branches should have everything they have earned above their salary of office (while in office) confiscated and put into a fund for wounded vets and their families. If they object, they should be jailed for treason. We’d find out pretty fast how many of our Ruling Class are public servants and how many are the odious careerists they act like.

  • Ted Seeber

    To forgive an offense against man, is to free oneself of the sin of anger. This type of forgiveness doesn’t need to be accepted, or even have a recipient worthy of it.

    But to forgive an offense against Man that causes the sinner pain, is a two way street. It requires the sinner to repent enough to ask forgiveness, it requires the person sinned against to grant it, and it requires acts of healing afterwards.

    Finally, to forgive a sin against God requires a priest and a confessional- and sincere repentance.

    Three radically different types of forgiveness- though they can all be linked in a causal chain that leads the sinner to full reconciliation with both God and Man. Sometimes unilateral forgiveness can cause a sinner to reflect enough to go to the higher steps.

  • Confederate Papist

    Congress was once considered a part time job. Of course, back then it was called “Congreff”…

  • Laura Kazlas

    Thank you so very much for these articles. They really helped a lot.

  • John

    Mark,

    I think you’re right to add more after mature reflection.

    I think a good lesson for all of us here is, especially when it come to our public discourse in a republic, to look before we leap. If we don’t know, we don’t know and we shouldn’t say until we do.

    I’ll be working on this too.


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