Monday, October 31, 2011

All Hallow's Eve, Monday 31: "you once disobeyed God"

but have now received mercy
--Rom 11:29-36

In his mercy God has not forsaken sinful man. The punishments consequent upon sin, "pain in childbearing" and toil "in the sweat of your brow," also embody remedies that limit the damaging effects of sin. After the fall, marriage helps to overcome self-absorption, egoism, pursuit of one's own pleasure, and to open oneself to the other, to mutual aid and to self-giving.
-- CCC 1609

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