I recently attended a mass at a different time than I normally do and it was said by my non-usual priest.
When it came time for the homily he spoke of the gospel which was (I do not recall the exact phrasing) about God not recognizing people when they knock at his door. “But we ate with you, we drank with you.” Etc.
He started with that and then went on a rant about confession and how other religions do not think its right and said something along the lines of “There may be many Lutherans even among the Catholics here today.” (Referring to their dislike of the confessional tradition)
From there he proceeded to state that no one can say what a sin is and that only God can, and we cannot claim what is right and what is wrong…
By the time it was over it seemed that he was trying to say that even if you commit a sin and know it’s a sin God will forgive you and you don’t have to worry about it and people are to caught up in religion and being good…
My main concern was what if there was someone in the church who was planning on committing a sin (I.E having sex with their BF) and people were telling them that it was wrong, but they said even if it’s a sin God would forgive them…
If everyone listening wasn’t moral (or at least trying) does this not seem like justification for a sin?
Overall it made me feel uncomfortable and angry that he was saying that we don’t know EXACTLY what a sin is. (Hmm… guess he missed the ten commandments part of the bible :P)
I’m just wondering what your take is on this story?**