by Fr. Jack McArdle with Aneel Aranha
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. (Romans 7:15)
A man came into the doctor's surgery one day looking very worried. He explained his problem: "Every part of my body that I touch is very very sore — my nose, my elbow, my head, my left hand."
The doctor gave him a thorough examination, making him undergo a battery of tests. The man returned the following day for the results, looking even more worried.
"Did you find out what's wrong with me?" he asked the doctor.
"What's wrong with you," the doctor replied, "is that your finger is broken!"
If I fully understand the nature of original sin, when I was the victim of someone else's sin, I will have a much clearer idea why I do what I do. I sin, not because I'm evil, but because I'm weak. Jesus understands that only too well. Let us take hope and courage from that.
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