THE “GATEWAY” SIN – Is “Wanting” a Sin?

The Ten Commandments – Video #21
“You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor’s Wife”
“You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor’s Goods”

“You Shall Not Covet…” deals with an interior disposition of desire; but does it make any “wanting” of anything a sin?

Fr. Bill discusses the last two Commandments of the Ten Commandments, classifying desire and want with the serious sin of “Coveting” and how it is the “gateway” to all other prohibitions of the Ten Commandments.

Lenten Practices – Do We “Have” to Do Them?

Reflection for Friday of the First Week of Lent

Lent is a time of Penance and Spiritual Discipline. But, do we really have to participate? What if we are just “not that into it”, just don’t want to?

Fr. Bill discusses how Lenten Practices fit into the over all scheme of “belonging to Christ” and what is at stake when we engage in our annual Lenten Observances and Sacrifices.