"Awareness of your sins I argue is perhaps one of the most valuable charisms a person can possess. The ability to renounce sinful behavior and embrace an active relationship with Jesus Christ is what St. Paul would describe as the way not be conformed to this world but instead be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. The first time my youngest daughter recognized that she had committed a sin, there was a very long drawn out pause, her face in disbelief and her eyes swelling up at the very thought that she had just offended God."It was important that my daughter understood three things, first, Jesus came to save us from our sins, two, sin has no authority over her through the grace of Jesus Christ in the sacrament of confession, and finally God will never stop loving her, even if she sins. The last point is very important because when someone begins to develop an initial relationship with God, a sense of trust is one of the first things that is to develop between God and man. . . ."
In a recent commentary, Marlon De La Torre, Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Fort Worth, reflected on the gift of grace and on what God does when we sin.
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Knowing Is Doing: What does God do when I sin? (27 SEP 21)