To the eyes of faith no evil is graver than sin and nothing has worse consequence for sinners themselves, for the Church, and for the whole world.
- CCC No. 1488
Reflection: All pain is a trial, but pain caused by deliberate malicious actions is almost unbearable to the human psyche, because it brings, along with grief, a sense of horror and fear. And every intentional act of wrongdoing we commit, however small, spreads abroad in a cosmic way, some degree of fear and grief.
Prayer: Lord, by your grace and the life of your divine Son, heal the world of the pain cause by our sin.
From: Day by Day with the Catechism (Catholic Book Publishing Corp., New York)