A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Monday, January 22, 2007


There is word of a campaign by a few unbelievers that encourages people to video themselves committing blasphemy against the Holy Spirit: the sin that our Lord calls unforgivable in today's Gospel (Mark 3:22-30).

Are they really committing an unforgivable sin? Ultimately, that is for God to judge.

On one level, to abuse the Holy Spirit, from whom the graces of repentance and forgiveness come, certainly endangers any hope of those graces

On another level, as eternally dangerous as it is, this "challenge" is silly - plain and simple. It is like a child who thinks he can make things go away by just closing his eyes or who thinks he can destroy a mighty castle by stomping his little feet.


The one enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord derides them...
(Psalm 2:4)

Again, only God can judge whether they have truly committed an unforgivable sin, for only God truly knows what is in their uninformed minds and confused hearts - even better than these "rational" ones know themselves.

For our part, we should continue to hope and pray for their salvation - and for our own - by the mercy of God.

And for this hope and this prayer there are no better words than those of our Lord (Luke 23:34):

Forgive them;
for they know not what they do.