"Human beings live both inside themselves and outside themselves. They live in those they love and in those who love them. We are relational. Only in and with others am I myself. But sin is the disturbance of relationship. Therefore sin is not restricted only to the individual. So in is always an offense that touches others, that alters the world and damages it."

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Great quote, @mikel. Do you know the exact reference? I may use it in future writing.

@DeaconPatrick sadly, I can't find the reference. I found it as a quote on the Mission Immaculata information, but I have no idea where the original is from. I see some similar workds in some of his general audiences, but I suspect this is from a book, which is why it's not coming up...


@mikel Thanks for the follow up! May God startle you with joy!

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