God has gifted us with the ability to use reason. Due to the effects of original sin, however, passion often blinds our interior senses (reason) and can lead us to become ravenous wolves. We see this with the impact it has on others when our sexual desires or desires of the flesh are in control of our lives. Addictions form and we do the worst most unimaginable things. God saves us from slavery, but as we are saved, there is a certain method to keep it that way and it involves bitterness in the Desert.
My reading up on the Pope's recent "development" on the subject of the licit reality of capital punishment is in its infancy at this moment. Here are some of my musings on why I believe the Pope is not teaching something contrary to the Church's teaching, given the new change in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
I had the joy of attending a session by Dr. Jordan Peterson in London Ontario, recently. In that presentation Dr. J. Peterson offered a great deal of reflection on a number of subjects (as seen in the title of this podcast). Here are some of my reflections on his views according to my interpretation.
There is a tendency today to think that being "spiritual" is reducible to loving your neighbour. Sometimes it is even thought that obeying the agenda of your neighbour is de facto, loving God. This is a false gospel. Loving your neighbour necessarily means putting God first, and here is why...
Often we think of "Sloth" as mere laziness. However, sloth is much worse than this, and is considered not merely a carnal sin, but a sin of spirit. St. Thomas Aquinas explains that we become sorrowful at the Divine Good. Find out what this means, and how we can all avoid it.