(scruples please don’t read this)
So one thing that bothers me is when I read a church approved PR…and then read the CCC or a speech from the pope, etc…and they say 2 different things.
here is a quote from Jesus in a private revelation of St. Bridget of Sweden.
"But if you take pleasure in committing even a slight sin, which you know to be a sin, and you do so trusting to your own abstinence and presuming on grace, without doing penance and reparation for it, know that it can become a mortal sin
here is another quote from the PR…
“…And quite rightly, too, because inasmuch as he had the constent intention of sinning, even if he did not put it into practice, he deserves to be handed over to the devil for eternity. The smallest sin is enough to damn anyone delighting in it who does not repent.”**
…and another…from the Virgin Mary speaking to St. Bridget
"“They do not consider that the least little sin a person delights in is enough to send him or her to eternal punishment. Since God does not let the least little sin go unpunished nor the least good go unrewarded, they will always have a punishment inasmuch as they have a constant intention of sinning, and my Son, who sees their heart, counts that as an act.”
…and then here is the CCC
**1863…Deliberate and unrepented venial sin *disposes us little by little *to commit mortal sin. However venial sin does not break the covenant with God. **
1862 One commits venial sin when, in a less serious matter, he does not observe the standard prescribed by the moral law, or when he disobeys the moral law in a grave matter, but without full knowledge or without complete consent.
What statement should I believe?
the PR or the CCC?
I read this St. Bridget PR in 2010 and has haunted me ever since. I’m so paranoid about “is this a sin, is that a sin” because I’ve become to believe that even the smallest sins will become mortal!:eek: I would say this PR and the Sermon by St. Leonard of Port Maurice single-handedly made me scrupulous like I am today. If there were 2 things I wish never happened in my life, it would be reading these 2 writings. My life would have been so much better.
Hopefully no scrupulous people read this and I hope no one else becomes scrupulous after reading this:(