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Old Apr 30, '12, 8:06 pm
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Default Do any of you have peace of mind?

In the practice of morality and religion do you have peace of mind? I mean, mostly I don't (not saying I sweat bullets) but I always have that knowledge that I could be wrong in doing something -prudential matters are slippery since they are about things which are not directly knowable (particular events).
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Not usually, due to scrupulosity issues. Right now I feel pretty good on that front though
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Ah, yes, scruples. Here's a rule for excessive worrying: unless you wouldn't hesitate to swear on a stack of Bibles that you committed a mortal sin, then you haven't committed a mortal sin.
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I have had peace of mind since becoming Catholic. To know that when I do mess up, and God knows that I do, the grace is already there waiting.
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Old Apr 30, '12, 9:08 pm
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I have peace of mind and joy in my soul.
I used to be scrupulous (as a teenager), but have evolved in my faith to where I commune with Jesus during the day and avoid occasions of sin.
Again, I am 70 years old and live alone!
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When I'm sleeping, yes. When I'm awake, no; however, this doesn't mean its not possible, I just don't have it yet.
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I'm getting ther... ALL HAIL HYPNOTOAD!
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When I'm sleeping, yes. When I'm awake, no; however, this doesn't mean its not possible, I just don't have it yet.
Ha! I like this answer. I ditto it.
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I for sure have peace of mind when I am in a state of grace, at the mass. Nowhere else do I feel more at peace...makes me want to go more.
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No, never. Right now I'm too busy worried about wether or not this, this and this are truly ok, or not. Same things I've been obsessing over for 4 years
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In the practice of morality and religion do you have peace of mind? I mean, mostly I don't (not saying I sweat bullets) but I always have that knowledge that I could be wrong in doing something -prudential matters are slippery since they are about things which are not directly knowable (particular events).
I feel peace of mind since I went to confession today. When the priest tells me "your sins are forgiven" it's the same as Jesus telling me.
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I experience peace of mind in that since embracing my Catholic faith, I no longer feel pressure to be perfect. I can make mistakes or even sins, and things can become okay again. (of course, that doesn't give me free license to sin, but when I do, I know how things can be made right.) I have developed more trust that God is in control of things and is perfect, where as I am not in control of things and am extremely imperfect. Before, I always felt I had to take care of everything, and the weight of the world was on my shoulders. Now, I know I just need to do the best I can, which is often insufficient. And I've become okay with that.
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I have peace of mind and joy in my soul.
I used to be scrupulous (as a teenager), but have evolved in my faith to where I commune with Jesus during the day and avoid occasions of sin.
Again, I am 70 years old and live alone!
I am absolutely with you. After a very difficult 11 years, I have peace of mind and joy in my soul, just as you say! Now the 11 years seems like a cute little initiation to Real Life, to which the Lord has opened my eyes.

The Good News is not that we can be miserable our whole lives and hopefully be happy after we die. To me that is Bad News. The Good News is that we can have these conditions now -- joy, peace, and the other fruit of the spirit. From what I can tell, most people don't get to that point by my age (53) -- if they did they wouldn't be such whiners and blamers.

Jesus gives us His peace, but not as the world gives.

The world gives peace by making good conditions for a time. By definition, then, they are conditional and temporary. The peace of Christ, which floods down upon those who are born of the spirit, as one of the fruit of the spirit, is unconditional and eternal.

Being in a state of grace is, in itself, a temporary condition -- for those who are not yet born of the spirit. One should be at peace whether in a state of grace or not, or one has not fully accepted the gift of Christ's peace that Jesus clearly gave us. In other words, get to confession, but don't be anxious between now and then. God knows your heart so there's no point in distrusting Him and disobeying His Son's advice not to worry about tomorrow.

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Yes because God forgives when we repent and says for us not to worry or be anxious. See God is so perfect and holy he can't not forgive us.
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I have peace of mind when I let go of all things material, and cling onto spiritual LOVE. I practice doing this throughout the day.
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