November 08, 2007

"I firmly resolve, with the help of thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin."

That is the conclusion of one particular traditional version of an act of contrition.

In the confessional from time to time, I've noticed that some persons insert the word "try" in that prayer,
as in:
"I firmly resolve,
with the help of thy grace,
to TRY to sin no more
and to avoid the near occasion of sin."

What would happen if a groom or bride inserted the word "try" into the wedding vows?
"I promise to TRY to be true to you...."

Don't TRY it on God!

Either resolve not to sin again or not!

Do, or do not!
There is no "try."


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