Is not avoiding a near occasion of sin a sin?

Is intentionally putting oneself into situations where one is more likely to sin a sin, or just bad practice?


A near occasion of sin isn’t a sin but an occasion where one may be tempted. To put oneself in such a situation is imprudent, but not sinful in itself. However, if one deliberately puts oneself in such a situation in the hope of sinning, one has already sinned by willing to sin. Sin begins with the will to sin.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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