[quote=Matt16_18]A Sunday School teacher asked her class, “Does anyone here know what we mean by sins of omission?”
A small girl replied: “Aren’t those the sins we should have committed, but didn’t?”
Matt. chapter 25 is all about sins of omission – the foolish maidens that had no oil for their lamps when the bridegroom appeared; the wicked and slothful servant that was given one talent by his master but did nothing with what he was given; the “goats” who gave no food to the hungry, no drink to the thirsty, did not clothe the naked, nor visit the sick nor those in prison.If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
(-: about the little girl
Mmm yea I have read Matt 25 a few times - I understand the biblical basis of sins of omission. But what I don’t get is the specifics - exaqctly when is it a sin and when it isn’t. If you feed 1 hungry person in your lifetime, have you satisfied the ‘For I was hungry and you fed me’ thing? If it doesn’t, how much do you have to do? Would 1 day a week, or 1 day a month, of charitable works suffice? Exactly what is my responsibility, requirement, etc, so that I don’t do a sin of omission? (I dont have any dependents). This is what I’m confused about.