Friday, July 15, 2011

The Sin of Human Respect?

Monsignor Charles Pope at Archdiocese of Washington

I have given a little thought to the topic of whether I am trying to please others more than I am interested in pleasing God. The examples in the good Monsignor's piece linked here hit too close to home for me.

Do we wish to be like and to be liked by those we meet daily, or do we wish to be like and receive the unconditional love of our God? For me the answer too often has been the former.

The article is food for thought, and more importantly food for action.

On overcoming the sin of self respect through the fear of the Lord

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