A sin to get someone to go to Mass?
#11
Maybe you could mention something like "oh by the way the schedule for confession is ........."
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#12
I think it would be an act of great virtue to convince someone to return to the faith.
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#13
Just be straight up with her. Coming to Mass is one thing. Receiving the Lord is another. Inform her of her duty to be confessed, or to abstain from communion until she can do that. Maybe instead of broaching only the topic of Mass, discuss the Faith in general. Confession hasn't come up yet? Why not? Any desire for communion should be intimately bound to the idea of purity of heart. If she is stainless, then confession shouldn't be a burden. If she is not, then she should want to be, just as a bride wants to be true for her bridegroom at the marriage bed.
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#14
(11-07-2012, 10:01 AM)Scriptorium Wrote: Any desire for communion should be intimately bound to the idea of purity of heart. If she is stainless, then confession shouldn't be a burden. If she is not, then she should want to be, just as a bride wants to be true for her bridegroom at the marriage bed.

Only the bride?
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#15
(11-07-2012, 02:49 PM)piabee Wrote:
(11-07-2012, 10:01 AM)Scriptorium Wrote: Any desire for communion should be intimately bound to the idea of purity of heart. If she is stainless, then confession shouldn't be a burden. If she is not, then she should want to be, just as a bride wants to be true for her bridegroom at the marriage bed.

Only the bride?

Obviously it works both ways.
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#16
(11-07-2012, 02:49 PM)piabee Wrote:
(11-07-2012, 10:01 AM)Scriptorium Wrote: Any desire for communion should be intimately bound to the idea of purity of heart. If she is stainless, then confession shouldn't be a burden. If she is not, then she should want to be, just as a bride wants to be true for her bridegroom at the marriage bed.

Only the bride?

In the analogy, the bridegroom is already stainless -- Christ. We faithful in relation to Christ always are in the position of the bride.
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#17
(11-07-2012, 04:44 PM)Scriptorium Wrote:
(11-07-2012, 02:49 PM)piabee Wrote:
(11-07-2012, 10:01 AM)Scriptorium Wrote: Any desire for communion should be intimately bound to the idea of purity of heart. If she is stainless, then confession shouldn't be a burden. If she is not, then she should want to be, just as a bride wants to be true for her bridegroom at the marriage bed.

Only the bride?

In the analogy, the bridegroom is already stainless -- Christ. We faithful in relation to Christ always are in the position of the bride.

It's a weird analogy.
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#18
(11-07-2012, 04:58 PM)piabee Wrote:
(11-07-2012, 04:44 PM)Scriptorium Wrote:
(11-07-2012, 02:49 PM)piabee Wrote:
(11-07-2012, 10:01 AM)Scriptorium Wrote: Any desire for communion should be intimately bound to the idea of purity of heart. If she is stainless, then confession shouldn't be a burden. If she is not, then she should want to be, just as a bride wants to be true for her bridegroom at the marriage bed.

Only the bride?

In the analogy, the bridegroom is already stainless -- Christ. We faithful in relation to Christ always are in the position of the bride.

It's a weird analogy.

It's one Christ used. And the whole biblical tradition for that matter. Sorry.

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#19
(11-07-2012, 05:25 PM)Scriptorium Wrote:
(11-07-2012, 04:58 PM)piabee Wrote:
(11-07-2012, 04:44 PM)Scriptorium Wrote:
(11-07-2012, 02:49 PM)piabee Wrote:
(11-07-2012, 10:01 AM)Scriptorium Wrote: Any desire for communion should be intimately bound to the idea of purity of heart. If she is stainless, then confession shouldn't be a burden. If she is not, then she should want to be, just as a bride wants to be true for her bridegroom at the marriage bed.

Only the bride?

In the analogy, the bridegroom is already stainless -- Christ. We faithful in relation to Christ always are in the position of the bride.

It's a weird analogy.

It's one Christ used. And the whole biblical tradition for that matter. Sorry.

Indeed.  Just one example:
"Ephesians 5:25-27" Wrote:[25] Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the church, and delivered himself up for it:
[26] That he might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life: [27] That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any; such thing; but that it should be holy, and without blemish

We must confess our sins so that our soul will be spotless before we receive Our Lord, as the bride must be pure for the bridegroom.
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#20
Why don't we pray for this woman's conversion.
:)

:pray: :pray: :pray:
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