Wouldn’t You Take This Deal?

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Wouldn't You Take This Deal?

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.

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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.

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.

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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.