Am I living in sin?

I am neither married or a member of a religious community. I am currently single and observing the rules of chastity set by the Church.

However I cannot escape the nagging feeling is that if I am neither married or a consecrated religious, I am living in sin, since I do not have a vocation.

Is this true? Am I living in sin?


What is the sin? Besides, living in sin or not is not a matter of feeling. It’s a matter of having DELIBERATELY God offended or not. Be grateful that you are not living in sin.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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