Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sins that Cry Out to Heaven

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
1867 The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are “sins that cry to heaven”:
the blood of Abel, Genesis 4: 10-11 10And the Lord said, ‘What have you done? Listen; your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground!11And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.
the sin of the Sodomites, Genesis 19:1312 Then the men said to Lot, ‘Have you anyone else here? Sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone you have in the city—bring them out of the place.13For we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against its people has become great before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.’  
the cry of the people oppressed in Egypt, the cry of the foreigner, the widow, and the orphan, Exodus22:20-23 You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.22You shall not abuse any widow or orphan.23If you do abuse them, when they cry out to me, I will surely heed their cry;
injustice to the wage earner. Deuteronomy 24:14-24:15 You shall not withhold the wages of poor and needy labourers, whether other Israelites or aliens who reside in your land in one of your towns.15You shall pay them their wages daily before sunset, because they are poor and their livelihood depends on them; otherwise they might cry to the Lord against you, and you would incur guilt.  OR James 5:4 4Listen! The wages of the labourers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.

 There was a time when I would sit down and write an essay on this, but I really don't have the time, so Instead I just wrote them down and gave you a few references  Really, what more could I add.  God already inspired greater writers to write on these points

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Scripture to keep in mind

Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: [17] Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, [18] A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, [19]A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. [20] My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20

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