The near occasions of sin are all persons, places, or things that may easily lead us into sin.

Baltimore Catechism

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Welcome to another minute mental prayer. First of all, let's ask Our Blessed Lord to enlighten us and guide us to greater truth, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen +

Now, let's think about these reflections for a few moments while meditating on this quote:

"The near occasions of sin are all persons, places, or things that may easily lead us into sin."
Baltimore Catechism

What does this quote mean? What lesson does it teach me? What virtue can I practice based on this quote?


In order to avoid the near occasions of sin, you have to be able to recognize them. To recognize them, you have to know which sins you commit the most often. If you’ve been praying with me regularly, you should know which sins are your weakness. Write them down somewhere, sit and think about what happens right before you commit those sins. Are you watching TV, playing video games, browsing social media? What is the trigger for your eventual sin? Find it, and ask Our Blessed Lord to help you avoid it. Ask your guardian angel for help as well. Your angel is there specifically to help get you to heaven. Godspeed.


Now, let's thank God for his enlightenment, mercy, and forgiveness. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen ☦️

Please feel free to leave your thoughts and insights in the comments section below!

Until next time, stay holy my friend...

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