quote: what is sin?

“Whatever weakens your reason, whatever impairs the tenderness of your conscience, whatever obscures your sense of God, whatever increases the authority of your body over your mind, whatever takes away from your relish for spiritual things, that to you is sin, no matter how innocent it is in itself.”

Susanna Wesley‘s answer to son John Wesley
who, going off to college, asked his mother for a list of sins to avoid


  1. Sinful me. 😦 Only by the grace of God and His unconditional love are we redeemed. Thanks to Susanna, and to you, for the reminder.

    grace indeed – that marvelous gift. sillyserious 🙂


  2. “no matter how innocent it is in itself” Exactly. tama si ate Beng, only by grace lang talaga. 🙂 Thanks for posting this one kuya. We all need a simple yet profound reminder like this most of the time. :D. Bago na pala blogsite ko. Im thank you. hehehe.

    happy blogging at your new blog site! sillyserious 🙂


  3. Usually I do not learn article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to check out and do so! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice post.


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