Thoughts, Control & Scrupulosity, Angry Thoughts, St. Martha 7.29.19

  • How responsible are we for our thoughts? Rooting out bad thoughts begins with gently turning toward God.
  • Thoughts occur: in and of themselves, thoughts are not the source of moral failing; however if we desire and consent to certain thoughts, they can become sinful.
  • St. James advises: Be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath. Practice good virtue; be doers of the word, not just hearers.
  • St. Martha gives us an example of worshiping the One True God.