Fighting valiantly as a disciple of Christ
When someone is baptised, the people present say together:
“Fight valiantly as a disciple of Christ against sin, the world and the devil, and remain faithful to Christ to the end of your life”. (1)
Today we are gong to think about a topic – sin – which many people in today’s world do not like to think about.
Some people like to think that sin in general, and their own sins in particular, do not matter. The short answer to that is to look at a Crucifix and to think of what it represents. Jesus did not go through all that to save us from something that does not matter.
A sin is any thought, word or action which is wrong in God’s eyes. Small sins weaken our friendship with God, big sins make us enemies of God and separate us from him. And people who are separated from God when they die, who are not sorry for their sins and do not want God, will be separated from him for ever. And that means being miserable for ever because God is the only source of true happiness.