shopping on sundays, because it causes others to work. same with a host of other leisure activities
I know, the church has not legislated anything in any way
so why are certain priests saying it’s mortal sin? sometimes necessity may be fine, but for fun? no way. we shouldn’t be eating out, going to movies, eTC…
I’m trying to prudentially apply my judgment in this matter but I’m finding that I’m having a really hard time
is it really grave matter if my parents want to stop at the store to pick up a few things after mass? or if we do some browsing. it helps ease relations with my mom if she does something she enjoys. and even gives them incentive to go to church so I don’t have to get in to the “why can’t we read the bible at home, it’s the same thing.” arguments
from what I understand, unless the church says something is a grave sin or that we are bound by obligation, I just don’t see how it is grave matter otherwise.
ok so perhaps splurging a large amount of money on yourself is not the best way to keep sundays but I can think of a lot of scenarios where you could buy something as a charitable cause for someone else. or even a small thing for yourself.
and I really don’t understand the causing others to work argument. I know sunday rests usualy applies to servile work, I.E. hard manual labour. but does it mean no work at all?
I’ve read the catechism and also JP II’s letter but really I just don’t get it
and every priest seems to have a different opinion. it goes from mortal sin, to it’s not the best thing to do, to it’s fine and don’t worry about it
and if you choose not to work yourself on sunday, then how can you do something that requires someone else to?
I will bring it up with my spiritual director when I get one.
if I apply my judgment in this matter, what if I’m wrong? how does someone come up with it’s mortal sin, by applying their judgment and another person can apply their judgment and think it’s fine