Imagine just for a second that the IRS is interested in you.
Imagine that you have not filed for years, have underpaid your taxes, have dodged taxes, owe back taxes or most serious of all, support conservatives in general and the Tea Party in particular.
What if you were in any of those situations and the IRS said to you: “Tell you what, if you come into the office and say you’ll do your best to follow the tax laws they will not only leave you alone, but you wouldn’t even have to pay any money you owed back.
If you were convinced it wasn’t some kind of trap wouldn’t you jump on that kind of deal?
This is the question that my Parish Priest asked when it comes to confession.
As a sacrament Confession is amazing, the priest exercises the power Christ has given the apostles to forgive sins in his name even to a person who doesn’t have perfect contrition for said sins.
The forgiveness is free, all you have to do is come and get it, yet so many Catholics do not choose to take it.
Barring massive stupidity, one must conclude that a person who claims Catholic belief who is lying about belief who fails to take advantage of this sacrament of salvation has to have the worse case of the sin of pride there is.
There is a reason why the sin of pride is first on the list.
Never forget the one unforgivable sin, is to refuse forgiveness.
For the 2nd week in a row I’ve failed to make the weekly paycheck putting me on a pace to be over $400 shy of my mortgage payment this month.
One should whenever possible look at the positives, first of all the paycheck did much better than last week and more importantly this is the start of a new week so anything is possible.
At least it is if you decide it is.
I’ll do what I can to earn it.