Fr. Martin Padovani on Misunderstanding Our Emotions

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Where do we first learn about our emotions?

  • In our families.

Can we be well educated and still misunderstand our own emotions?

  • Yes!
  • Misunderstanding our own emotions and those of the people around us leads to personal and relationship problems.

Are emotions in themselves sinful?

  • No. Feeling an emotion is not sinful. (cf CCC 1767)
  • However, deliberately desiring or intentionally willing something evil is sinful. (CCC 1767 & 2302)
  • Also, our behavior that is destructive to ourselves and others is sinful.