If Sin Makes You Stupid…

Then covering up for sinners committing crimes makes you an accessory to the crime.

And when the institution you work for takes steps with you to cover up the crime, then it is liable for damages inflicted by the criminal, monetary and otherwise. That is just.

Instead of putting the entire Church at risk then, for the errant behavior of a single individual, doesn’t it make more sense to call the police and alert them to the criminal activity of the individual in question? That way, the criminal can be punished and the harm to the victims can be addressed. Is that not a duty and obligation in order to promote the common good?

Sure, you didn’t want this cup, but it was handed to you anyway. Our duty to love our neighbors demands this, no? Don’t the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few?

Or are we any different from all of those folks in the parable about the Good Samaritan, that just looked the other way? Say it ain’t so.

At that time I told your judges: You must give your brothers a fair hearing and see justice done between a man and his brother or the stranger who lives with him. You must be impartial in judgement and give an equal hearing to small and great alike. Do not be afraid of any man, for the judgement is God’s.  (Deuteronomy 1:16-17)

Pardon me for asking, but could we please tend the garden? Because, don’t our children deserve this?

 


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