January  8.  If we ask anything according to his will he hears us.  Audrey said, “we learned about sin in RCIA but I am not all that clear about sin that is deadly.”  George helped out, “we don’t seem to use the words mortal or venial these days, but I’ve always liked the definition that says, ‘sin is a breakdown in relationships, with God or someone or something.’  Murder, adultery and abortion are serious sins that concern relationships in a big way but we hurt in small ways too, breaking trust, lying, selfishness. We need to repent and be sorry for any wrongdoing and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is an important aid.” “I find it interesting that John writes that we can ask God to forgive others. That is challenging. ” Nomsa added. Becoming an eco-friendly family:  Consider your response to Laudato Si goal 7: community resilience and empowerment.  http://www.laudatosiactionplatform.org

If we ask anything according to his will he hears us.  And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of him.  If anyone sees his brother committing what is not a deadly sin he will ask and God will give him life for those whose sin is not deadly.  There is sin which is deadly; I do not say that one is to pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin. 1 John  5:14-21. 

Pope Francis: The creation accounts suggest that human life is grounded in three fundamental and closely intertwined relationships, with God, with our neighbour and with the earth itself.  These have been broken, both outwardly and within us.  This rupture is sin.   LS 66    Today sin is manifest in all its destructive power in wars, various forms of violence and abuse, the abandonment of the most vulnerable and attacks on nature.  LS 66