“Recognizing as the choice before us – between loving God and loving the world – should change the way we think of sin. It should help us grasp that sin is so much more than broken laws. It’s broken lives. It’s broken hearts. It’s broken homes.”

– Scott Hahn

My child, if you have sinned, do so no more,
    and for your past sins pray to be forgiven.
Flee from sin as from a serpent
    that will bite you if you go near it;
Its teeth, lion’s teeth,
    destroying human lives.
All lawlessness is like a two-edged sword;
    when it cuts, there is no healing.

– Sirach 21:1-3