As per the advice of a Friend that knows me all too well…I am going to research and write on Scruples.
Not the Board Game!
Okay, so to begin, what the heck IS Scruples??
According to Advanced Christianity:
Scruples have been defined as an unreasonable fear of sin, producing spiritual anguish. This anguish affects the mind, making it see evil where in reality no evil exists, and the conscience, which is troubled by uncertainty. There is a great difference between the over scrupulous and the delicate conscience. The latter takes cognisance of the most trivial wrongdoing but it draws a clear distinction between imperfection and venial sin and between minor faults and grave ones. The man of scruples tortures himself with the thought that he has sinned deeply, whereas in fact his offence has been a venial sin or
no sin at all. In like manner we should not confuse scruples with a mistaken conscience. The latter is in error and its judgment a wrong one, but it is not in doubt; while the sufferer from scruples cannot reach a clear cut decision and is tortured by uncertainty.
This is just a taste.
I will share more with you tomorrow. I have to finish reading.
So far though…Yup. This is DEFINITELY Me…
Now I understand why Father Mario asked me:
Who made you the Fourth Person of the Trinity?