America’s Greatest Sin

What do you think America’s greatest sin is? I know many would point to abortion. Others would argue that adultery or homosexuality might be. Then there are those on the Left who would proclaim racism, greed or materialism to be our greatest sin. I believe that all of these would be wrong. Could America’s greatest sin be one that is shared by both the Left and the Right?
I look at both the Right and Left and see the same basic sins on both sides, pride and arrogance. We think we know better than God, the Church and the Pope. We not the Pope know best. It doesn’t matter what the Church teaches.
We are told to take the plank out of our own eye. So often we are blind to our own faults like the Pharisees. It is so easy to point the finger at Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and Kathleen Sebelius and call them Cafeteria Catholics but what about our position on the death penalty? Do we support the Pope on social justice issues? Are we against increasing the minimum wage? Are we opposed to immigration reform? What about materialism and greed? Do we consider them to be virtues? Are we in favor of any national health plan?
Jesus said to take the plank out of our own eyes and not to judge lest we be judged by the same standards. We need to take Him seriously and examine our own consciences. To me our greatest fault is this pride that says we’re right, a pride that refuses to listen to any teaching by the Church we don’t agree with.
We need to look at ourselves rather than always criticizing others. The moral reform of this nation must begin with us, with our conversion.

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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