Morals Really are this Simple

Anyone who has read any of my ramblings on this blog can attest that I am always talking about morality and the lack of the same in our culture. We are always hearing about moral relativism and how people consider morals to be relative to what is best for them. Different circumstances mean different morals.

Of course, this means that everyone has a different definition of morality, and especially Christian Morality. Here is the best definition for Christian Morality I have found (so far):

Christian morality consists, in the simplicity of the Gospel, in following Jesus Christ, in abandoning oneself to him, in letting oneself be transformed by his grace and renewed by his mercy, gifts which come to us in the living communion of his Church

John Paul II. (1993). Veritatis Splendor. Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana.

If we just take the time to listen to Jesus, read what He taught, following Him, then we will never have a problem making the right moral choices. There will never be a question of what is right or wrong. We will always know what is good over evil.

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
and shrewd in their own sight!
Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,
and valiant men in mixing strong drink,
who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
and deprive the innocent of his right!

The Holy Bible. (2006). (Revised Standard Version; Second Catholic Edition, Is 5:20–23). San Francisco: Ignatius Press.

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