Jesus never said; “Love the sinner, hate the sin”, but; “For I have not come to call the just, but sinners”. Jesus came to call us sinners to repent. He does not accept sinners so that they can continue to sin. Sin is a terrible offense against God and offends Him greatly.
“He who saith that he knoweth him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” 1 John 2: 4.
It was St. Augustine who said; “For this reason, the man who lives by God’s standards and not by man’s, must needs be a lover of good, and it follows that he must hate what is evil. Further, since no one is evil by nature, but anyone who is evil is evil because of a perversion of nature, the man who lives by God’s standards has a duty of perfect hatred towards those who are evil; that is to say, he should not hate the person because of the fault, nor should he love the fault because of the person. He should hate the fault, but love the man. And when the fault has been cured there will remain only what he ought to love, nothing that he should hate.”
A 15 year old boy came to me because he was depressed and had no one to talk to. He was depressed because his 15 year old girlfriend was going to be put in a foster home. It all began with sin.
She has been living with her uncle and aunt. Her aunt, behind the back of her uncle, had allowed her to sneak out to be with this young man. When the uncle found out about the dishonesty, he started the divorce against the aunt. So the girlfriend has to move to a foster home.
She ended up living with her uncle and aunt because her mother had committed adultery and when her dad found out he committed suicide. Her mother then hooked up with another man who ended up continuously rape his girlfriend. He is in prison and her mother is in jail. So she has no place to live other than a foster home because of sin.
How often you and I have to hear, in the Church and outside the Church, that we have to accept sinners life styles. How often do we have to hear, as long as it is two consenting adults, sin does not hurt anyone (heterosexual or homosexual).
This 15 year old girl will have another opinion. If her mother had not had the consensual adulterous affair, her father would not have committed suicide. If her mother had not had a consensual affair with the next man, the girl would never have been raped over and over.
There is another family in this parish where the first father was put in prison for drugs and robbery. The next man, the mother moved in with, sexually molested her daughter whom I am trying to help get over it. That man is also in prison for this sin. The rate is so so much lower where a biological father sexually molests his daughter.
Fathers and mothers married in the Church are whom make a safe home for their children.
So when it comes to accepting homosexual sex and remarried couples, the Church leaders are forgetting that it offends God greatly and that these sins hurt the individual, those around them and society as a whole.
It is, again, the case of misdirected compassion. We traditional Catholics love the homosexual, the remarried person, but we hate the sin and the consequences it has caused in the lives of those involved.
Where is the compassion for the men and women and children who have been hurt by the divorce? Where is the compassion for the girls who have been sexually abused by their step fathers?
There is another young woman in our confirmation classes. She is for homosexual relations because her sister is in one. But when I talked to her mother, she told me that her daughter is always being beaten up and her cell phone taken away because of the jealousy of her female lover. Where is the compassion for all those who are abused in these unnatural relationships?
How many homosexuals would still be alive if they had never had homosexual sex that gave them AIDS. Yes we love those who have same sex attraction. For that reason we want them to stay alive and be healthy. We do not want them dying or suffering from AIDS.
When will the pope, bishops, priests, religious and lay Catholics understand that compassion is teaching people that sin offends God and hurts them and all of society.
We traditional Catholics love sinners. We are also repented sinners ourselves. But we also love God above all things and believe with all our hearts that His laws of love are for our good. When they are loved and obey, there is peace and blessings. When they are despised and broken, there is interior turmoil and curses.
We are so fortunate to be traditional Catholics and know God’s laws of Love. We are also so fortunate to have access to His graces through the Holy Sacraments of Our Catholic Church.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.