Please help me here—I’m utterly confused. I was watching a program (might have been EWTN) that was a round table discussion about the Cross and its meaning, and the participants (a priest among them) seemed to be saying that we should not wish to be smart, successful, or healthy.
And then I saw one of the EWTN homilies seemed to echo this sentiment----and it appeared to me that this priest was even saying it is sinful to have what average people would call a ‘good life.’
I’m like @__@
I want to obey the teachings of the Church. But how can a loving parent look at an infant and wish a life of sickness, stupidity, and destitution for that infant? Isn’t that the opposite of most parents’ natural instincts? And are all natural instincts morally evil? I have a hard time believing that wanting a good life for your kids is morally evil. Maybe I just don’t get it.
There are a lot of things that confuse the stuffing out of me. This is one of them.