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Monday, April 10, 2006

A charitable insight

A commenter at Amy's Open Book recommended everyone step back and read the Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 2478 reprinted here:

To avoid rash judgment, everyone should be careful to interpret insofar as possible his neighbor's thoughts, words, and deeds in a favorable way:
Every good Christian ought to be more ready to give a favorable interpretation to another's statement than to condemn it. But if he cannot do so, let him ask how the other understands it. And if the latter understands it badly, let the former correct him with love. If that does not suffice, let the Christian try all suitable ways to bring the other to a correct interpretation so that he may be saved.280
Good advice.


  • St. Therese of Lisieux states: "...that charity consists of bearing with the faults of others, in not being surprised at their weanesses, in being edified at the smallest acts of virtue we see them perform..." What a world this would be if we followed this advice and the catechism. AC

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Saturday, April 15, 2006 2:52:00 PM  

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