Sunday, October 20, 2013

QUOTATION: Original Sin

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
This act of disobedience, which is called his original sin, man lost nothing which was due to him or to his nature. He lost only gifts, and became as St. Augustine has said, ‘Just mere man.’ On Christmas day when you distribute gifts to your friends, a person with whom you are unacquainted would not dare come to you and argue because you had failed to give him gifts such as you had given your friends. Your answer would be: sir, I have done you no injustice. I have deprived you of nothing which is your due. I have even given to my friends that which was not theirs. And so it is with Original Sin.

--Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Catholic Hour, "Love’s Overflow" 3/23/1930