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Nice Job, Mark.
“Indeed, I don’t even know beyond the shadow of a doubt that I am faithful now.”
A sentence every single person needs to tell himself every single day.
“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.” Thomas Merton
Everyone here is talking approvingly of the “I don’t know if I’m faithful now” quotes and whatnot.
And here I am stuck with thinking, acording to my medical education, that consent must be informed.
And this strikes my nerves.
So I don’t know if I’m faithful now but it’s OK and lalilalilah…
… but if I’m unfaithful, I risk the pits of Hell. Without knowing. And all I’ve done, all my sufferings would’ve been for naught. I could’ve just not cared and played my Playstation all my life and the result would’ve been the same! Nice!
And what about that Thomas Merton quote (from Eve Fisher’s comment)… what matters is my desire to please God?! Really? Tell that to all those pro-LGBT, socialist, pro-abortion catholics that think they are truly nearer to Christ’s core message than the pope! Intentions mean nothing! Hell is paved with good intentions!
Either we know the way, either we know what we’re doing, either God assures us on our journey or else we cannot be imputable to our actions. Period. You can’t have it both ways.