How to regard others’ decisions

“A depiction of Jesus and the woman taken in adultery” by Vasily Polenov (1888)

In a world of information overload, politics, gossip, and social media timelines…

One who accompanies others has to realize that each person’s situation before God and their life in grace are mysteries which no one can fully know from without. The Gospel tells us to correct others and to help them to grow on the basis of a recognition of the objective evil of their actions (cf. Mt 18:15), but without making judgments about their responsibility and culpability (cf. Mt 7:1; Lk 6:37). – Pope Francis, “Evangelii Gaudium”

Difficult, but Good News.

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