Could I push another to react in a way that they otherwise would not have and they sin? If I agitate, stir up, lie to, etc, do I have some complicity?
If I fail to teach my children properly do I have some responsibility in their sins as they cope?
If a child is repeatedly molested and later in life has trouble with depression, and maybe substance abuse, have I conjoined responsibility to an extent with their sin?
We are one body and when one member suffers the whole body suffers. We are to make amends before we return to the alter. It seems our goal is to seek healing for our infirmities amongst the members of the body.
I heard a priest say today that all sin is personal an Catholic radio. To me, that seems like a protestant view. Aren’t we all connected? Isn’t that communion?
I think many of our sin, sin that we seem to repeatedly struggle with stems from attempts to heal wounds, or feel better about suffering at the hands of others, albeit in our own frailty. But, frailty non the less.
He said do onto others…and not to harm…etc.
To me we’re interconnected…maybe that harm is to often ignored causing more grappling with sin.
Help. Your thoughts