Original sin does not mean that salvation is not open to us. It is open to us, but on its own terms, not ours. Original sin teaches us the following: Our final personal end is not and cannot be in this world. Our final end is in eternal life alone. Nothing that this world finally offers to us, either sin or worldly power, is what we want or what is sufficient for us. Original sin, consequently, is a consoling doctrine that prevents us from ultimately finding only ourselves.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
InsideCatholic.com - Rev. James V. Schall, SJ