‘Go and Sin No More’ is For All of Us
Maria Kruger, Plettenberg Bay – It’s always stimulating to read the letters in your publication. There are so many diverse views, but it’s a pity that writers sometimes get a little mean.
Here is a point l would like throw into the mix about the LGBT issue.
Jesus said to the woman of sexual immorality: “Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more.”
The penitential prayer in confession ends with “and avoid occasions of sin”.
In other words, we have to use all our might to stay away from temptation. This seems to be the core of the problem.
How difficult it must be for LGBT people to stay away from temptation if they freely advertise their inclination.
My experience with my own sins is hidden in my inner self (Yes, it’s a lonely place to be) but it is better this way because nobody out there will say, “There, there, don’t be so hard on yourself.” (That is all a sinner needs to hear, for an excuse.)
I need to be hard on my sinfulness, otherwise I might just give in to temptation.
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