Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 23, 2020)

Original Sin is a basic concept of Christianity. The idea, as laid out in the first few words of the bible, is that God created humanity in right relationship with Him (Genesis 1:26 – 31). Our original parents, however, turned away from God and brought conflict into the world (Genesis 3). …

‘If you choose you can keep the commandments’

“If you choose you can keep the commandments” (Sirach: 15:15). How might we understand this opening line from today’s Old Testament reading? The most obvious way is to see the commandments as a set of laws that God hands down. Keeping the commandments is a form of obedience to God. To be law-abiding …