‘Sin is present in human history; any attempt to ignore it or to give this dark reality other names would be futile…Only the light of divine revelation clarifies the reality of sin and particularly of the sin committed at mankind’s origins. Without the knowledge Revelation gives of God we cannot recognize sin clearly and are tempted to explain it as merely a developmental flaw, a psychological weakness, a mistake, or the necessary consequence of an inadequate social structure’ (CCC 386-387). Fr Guy continues his exposition, looking at the reality of sin and its fatal consequences, and the outstanding gift of Christ’s redeeming work. ‘Where sin abounded, grace abounded all the more’ (Romans 5:20).
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These talks were given during 2015 at the School of the Annunciation, Buckfast Abbey, Devon. We are grateful to them for permission to publish them on our website. For more information on the School of the Annunciation, a Centre of Adult Education for the New Evangelization, go to this link