Spinoff on Holy Days
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(01-11-2010, 11:46 AM)timoose Wrote: Not being a smart guy, but who gains more merit; one that abstains from meat on Friday on his /her own or one who does so under penalty of sin? Obeying laws is mandatory and not laudatory, the way I see it. Am I wrong???
tim

Obedience is laudatory.  When people take spiritual disciplines upon themselves they are in danger of pride.  Going beyond obedience should usually only be done by people who are being supervised by a spiritual director.

It is more meritorious to obey out of love of God or out of a wish to avoid offending Him than to obey out of fear of punishment.
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Spinoff on Holy Days - by SoCalLocal - 01-11-2010, 01:27 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Louis_Martin - 01-11-2010, 01:38 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by SCG - 01-11-2010, 01:52 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by RalphKramden - 01-11-2010, 08:48 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 09:45 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by glgas - 01-11-2010, 09:48 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by SearchingCatholic - 01-11-2010, 10:26 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 11:25 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 11:40 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by timoose - 01-11-2010, 11:46 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by SCG - 01-11-2010, 12:31 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by SCG - 01-11-2010, 12:39 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by JayneK - 01-11-2010, 02:21 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by timoose - 01-11-2010, 04:05 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by JayneK - 01-11-2010, 04:27 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by timoose - 01-11-2010, 04:40 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Historian - 01-11-2010, 06:09 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Baskerville - 01-11-2010, 10:25 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by JayneK - 01-11-2010, 11:02 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by Satori - 01-11-2010, 11:19 PM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by JacafamalaRedux - 01-12-2010, 05:55 AM
Re: Spinoff on Holy Days - by RalphKramden - 01-12-2010, 08:33 AM



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