Because I spend a lot of time trying explain my faith to teenagers, many of them have no problem turning around and asking me questions about this or that teaching of the Catholic Church. Bar none, the most popular questions I’m asked usually have something to do with morality – why is it that God expects us to live in a certain way? What’s generally behind these questions are two other assumptions:
1) Why can’t I just do what I want?
2) Doesn’t God know it’s hard (if not impossible) to do this? [Read more…]