The Path to Heaven
They say that the path to heaven is narrow; and now, it has gone narrower still.
Just recently, the Vatican has published in L’Osservatore Romano, its official newspaper, a list of new sins that we should be mindful of. These are:
- genetic engineering
- being obscenely rich
- drug dealing
- causing social injustice
I remember that as a gradeschooler in STC, we were made to memorize and understand the Ten Comandments. In high school, Dante Alighieri’s “The Inferno” scared me out of my wits as it described in full detail how we will be dealt with in hell for committing the seven capital vices : lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth, anger, envy and pride. And now, I add seven more to my list. Sigh. Will I ever make it to heaven?
This new list makes me want to write an email to God. My email will be something like this:
Dear Papa Jesus,
You have got to make the trip back here on earth to meet me. I think I won’t make it back there. The Pope added seven more sins to your original ten. Are you aware of this?
P.S. If you have time to email back, please do tell me as well if Dante Aligheiri just lied.
Comment from monette
Time: March 28, 2008, 9:13 am
hey racquel, mark, and teri a.k.a ootani!
wala na…i should go find out what they have in purgatory. malamang dun ako mapunta! kita-kits! hihihi!