WhatIsSin?Catholic Definition101(Systematic Theology) : WhatIsSin?Catholic Definition101(Systematic Theology) Man’s creation : Man’s creation He gave man intelligence: so that he could discern.
God gave man free will in order to love God in his goodness. 2/9/2010 Conscience gives man the capacity to discover God's plan as written in his soul (natural law).A Judgment of reason, recognizing the moral quality of a concrete act. : Conscience gives man the capacity to discover God's plan as written in his soul (natural law).A Judgment of reason, recognizing the moral quality of a concrete act. 2/9/2010 Original Sin : Original Sin Everyone but St Mary
It means without sanctifying grace and with concupiscence
Baptism instills us with the Grace
But we have a choice in our future But Our nature is to sin(because of original Sin) : But Our nature is to sin(because of original Sin) Concupiscence
“watch a baby or a child trying to share…its mine”
Lord of the Fly's
We need grace to overcome this Gods Grace Helps Us With This : Gods Grace Helps Us With This We cannot do it without Gods Grace
WE get our grace reinforced through the sacraments and prayer
But it is our choice, our test, and its been given to us New vs. Old : New vs. Old Old – the Mosaic Law
New – a Spirit within you (natural law)
Forming a conscious – informed conscious WE Form Our Moral behavior : WE Form Our Moral behavior Man is a moral creature: rights & duties;
Good / bad / or indifferent
Grace is not left to the arbitrary choice of men, but we have to cooperate, so that grace may enrich our souls.
If you would enter life, keep my commandments (Matt 19:17) 2/9/2010 Good Virtues or habits must be learned : Good Virtues or habits must be learned Guilt
Doing what is right from your heart Types of Sin : Types of Sin Personal Sin A choice and an act
Internal sins-judgment, lust
Sins of omission Personal Sin - 2 types Mortal – serious, grave
Venial – not serious, but wrong What is a Mortal Sin? : What is a Mortal Sin? 3 conditions
Grave and serious
Sufficient reflection – (awareness, child)
Full consent of your will – (insanity) 1st Reflection : 1st Reflection When we sin we break the divine law because we fail to be all we are created to be. We miss the mark set for us by our Creator. Slide 13: Greed is one of the capital or deadly sins.
What are the other deadly sins? Discussion : Discussion How do you form your conscious?
What sin that you see others committing bothers you the most?
What is sin to you? Slide 15: God’s mercy is like that of this father toward his son.
On whom do you have mercy like this? Slide 16: When we fail to live in love, we fail to hit the mark set for us by God.
That is sin! Let Us Pray! : Let Us Pray! Oh, God, we know that you are with us and that you behold all we say and do. Now grant, that by the light of your Holy Spirit, we might be attentive to our journey of faith and loving toward others. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.