Friday, April 29, 2016

A-Z Challenge: Why I Love Being Catholic (X)

The challenge is on.  Write a post each day in April (minus Sundays) using the letters of the alphabet as your guide. 

The theme I have chosen is "Why I Love Being Catholic".    

Let's continue..

X- eXamination of Conscience

Definition: An examination of conscience is a “prayerful self-reflection on our words and deeds in the light of the Gospel to determine how we may have sinned against God”(Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Bible: 2 Corinthians 13:5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail the test?

Personal: Who the heck wants to examine their wrong-doings on a daily basis? I sure don't!  But...
It is very humbling to do so.  The internet has a plethora of sites that can lead you to meaningful ways to do this.  One good one is Here.

One thing to reflect on in addition to the sins we may be committing, are the actions we ARE NOT doing.  Sins of omission can be just as serious.

Our lives of sinfulness can be a slow fade.....we may not even realize it is taking place.  Regular examination of conscience brings us back to reality; a strong look in the mirror reflecting our inner selves.

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  1. Thanks for the link...
    And for continuing to make me a better person.
    Or...trying to ! : )
    Happy weekend...
    It's freezing up here!