7. Give some Excuses and Your Replies Why People do not Study the CCC.

Besides being available through this site, the series is heard in "streaming" audio on qopradio.com Saturday mornings, 11:00 am Jacksonville, Florida time.  The first two excuses refer to that. 
  
Excuse: Saturday is my day to play golf.

Ans.  This series lasts forty-four weeks.  Surely at some time in your life you can set aside forty-four weeks away from golf to learn what God has revealed.  If you had cancer you'd go for chemo for forty-four weeks, foregoing golf.  The first commandment says, "I am the Lord thy God", not golf.  Face the choice: am I going to serve God or not?  Joshua said, "As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord". 

 

Excuse: Saturday is my day to go to the shopping mall, or Home Depot, do yard work, or work on home projects.

Ans. You can go to the mall afterwards, i.e., after noon.  Besides, don't you already have enough material stuff?  "You never see a U-Haul being pulled by a hearse."


You can arrange your day so that you are home between 11:00 am and noon.  The head of the household can get his wife and older teen-agers - to sit around the table for some family time, all studying the Catechism.  You can get your kids to help with yard work and home projects.  How about taking care of your spiritual life? 

 
Excuse: When I come home from work during the week I am tired and just want to veg-out in front of the TV.
Ans.  That's why your kids can be guaranteed to turn out badly.
 
Remember under Naziism Catholic seminaries were closed.  Yet in Poland the Church ran secret seminaries, moving from house to house.  Under Communism many Catholics from the USSR and the satellites were sent to Siberia.  In Ukrainia and Bielarus the church was banned - and its property handed over to the Orthodox.  Catholics would walk for miles deep into the woods;   or row a boat into the swamps  - to celebrate Mass and go to Confession secretly.  Are YOU freely going to forego learning about your faith to PLAY GOLF, or spend time at a Mall, or veg-out in front of a TV?

 

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