Thoughts on mortal sin/venial sin

Discussion in 'Philosophy, Truth, and Ethics' started by Lowly Layman, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Brigid

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    When I was in the RCC, I was taught that that was not a rebuke, but simply calling her "woman" as she was the New Eve.
     
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    I think Brigid is correct, considering their theology.

    My own feeling is that Jesus was acting in obedience to His Father, and may have assumed that His mother should know where He was (and possibly a bit perplexed that she hadn't prayed and heard from the Father where He was). I do think it was a mild rebuke to call her "woman" rather than "Mother" particularly when He was only twelve; yet, being that He was the Son of God, I see no sin there.
     
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    A man must obey his parents according to Jewish law, but a wife must obey her husband first and even though Christ was born of Mary as a virgin, his father's authority still mattered more.
     
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