why is it possible for me,
baptized and confirmed,
to go long periods without lapsing into mortal sin
then to decide
just plain decide to do what I know is wrong?
now, more generally,
how can someone in a state of grace
intentionally commit actual sin
even as simple (but deadly) as skipping Mass?
there is no demon whispering in my ear
no special temptation
just plain laziness (sloth)
a demonstrated lack of Love
for a day
pick your serious sin
know that it’s wrong
and commit (or omit)
and risk hell!
how can a human, absent any notable near occassion, make such a horrible decision?
is this a peronal (individual) flaw?
or have you also behaved this way?
or is this a general (humankind) vulnerability?
and what is the preventive measure to be applied?