Clerical Articles

How many kilograms does a sin weigh?

  • October 8, 2016

A young man who trifled the Christian Church and faith quite often, came to a priest and asked him ironically:

“Could you tell me how heavy is a sin?” “Does it weigh 10/15/20 kilograms?” “I’m  asking you cause I always make a lot of sins but don’t feel any weight…”

The priest looked at him then answered by another question:

“If you put a weight of 100 kilograms on a dead man, will he feel anything?”

“Of course he won’t feel anything, because he is dead”, said the sarcastic guy.

“That’s the same with you, you don’t feel anything cause spiritually you’re dead.”

The young man hadn’t expected such a wise answer and that set him wondering. From that moment on his conscience started to work, to muse.