What are indulgences I really can’t understand or grasp this concept and it seems really complicated to me.
I’m sure I probably have a ton going to confession almost weekly even for venial with grave matter sins or sometimes just plain venial sins being judgmental or uncharitable.
Going to Mass every sun
Wearing a sacred heart medal which technically is a scapular medal which I am enrolled in but no longer active in.
I don’t concentrate on devotional promises because to me there Un-Scriptural and don’t line up with he deposits of faith and are Superstitious.
Also I think they can make a person scrupulous and sort of doing a devotion to get cookie points with God. it becomes sort of the person doing a devotion only because they get something out of it and not out of the goodness and kindness and love of their heart.
Similarly I don’t concentrate on building up indulgences for the same reason it kind of goes hand in hand with the medieval concept of good works.
Helping old ladies across the street to get on God’s good side and not what good works really are doing kind acts of love or charity out of the goodness of ones heart which has grace through belief in Jesus Christ and following his commandments.
Good works comes from Grace.
We do good works because we have Grace.
Grace leads us to do good works.
Faith is dead with out good works.
I would rather build these things up unconsciously with Grace and the holy spirit then on purpose which would loose all meaning as I would be doing them for personal gain.
This aspects of Catholicism confuse me.
Can someone explain this to me it’s very confusing to me and I don’t understand some of the requirements to get indulgences or how all this works.
I do pray devotional promises such as the Rosary sometimes every once in a while sometimes daily but never to gain anything.
The Rosary helps me clear my mind sometimes and concentrate on more important aspects of life and things I should concentrate prayer towards.