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Offline SaintsSoaring

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Is it a Sin to Eat Food Someone Bought You on A Sunday?
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:23:32 PM »
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  • Hello,
    Is it a sin to eat food someone bought you on a Sunday?
    I.E.Your parents come home and buy you already made food from a supermarket even though you have some food at home. And your mother insists that you eat it even though you didn't really want it.
    Regardless if you wanted the food or not, would it be a sin to eat it?

    Thank you!:)

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    Re: Is it a Sin to Eat Food Someone Bought You on A Sunday?
    « Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 07:05:52 PM »
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  • As long as you say grace before meals and show respect for and gratitude to your parents, all will be fine, my dear. Now go in peace and tuck in.


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    Re: Is it a Sin to Eat Food Someone Bought You on A Sunday?
    « Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 11:24:47 PM »
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  • Is it a sin to eat food someone bought you on a Sunday?  I.E. Your parents come home and buy you already made food from a supermarket even though you have some food at home.  [....]  Regardless if you wanted the [supermarket-bought] food or not, would it be a sin to eat it?

    It might be really helpful to C.I. readers if you would present your premise(s) for concern that it would be sinful for you to eat what you were brought by a parent on a Sunday.  While you're at it, a wee bit more attention to chronological order [‍‡] would be helpful, too.

    After all, it was you (i.e.: ‘SaintsSoaring’) who also started this topic, which had received 37 replies (before CathInfo interest faded out near the end of November):
    ·  <https://www.cathinfo.com/catholic-living-in-the-modern-world/what-is-sinful-to-do-on-sundays/>.
    In your earlier topic, replies from ‘Ladislaus’ and ‘Nadir’ stood out as worth recommending.

    It seems to me that by buying food that she intended for you, your mother was exercising her own free will on that Sunday, wasn't she?  If that purchase constitutes a sin, it would be hers, not yours.

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    Note ‍‡: I.e., "parents come home and buy you" (both verbs being in present tense) is chronologically nonsensical unless the supermarket has a delivery service for orders made from one's home after returning from in-store shopping.  Local delivery-by-drone, anyone?

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    Re: Is it a Sin to Eat Food Someone Bought You on A Sunday?
    « Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 11:52:23 PM »
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  • Hello,
    Is it a sin to eat food someone bought you on a Sunday?
    I.E.Your parents come home and buy you already made food from a supermarket even though you have some food at home. And your mother insists that you eat it even though you didn't really want it.
    Regardless if you wanted the food or not, would it be a sin to eat it?

    Thank you!:)
    If my mother and father brought food over to eat at my home I would consider it a gift and the food I had originally planned for would stay in the fridge for the next day. 

    Sadly, Hospitality is very lacking these days..I have a certain golden rule set in place, and my children know that when we venture out to visit at someone else’s home, we never arrive empty handed. Either a bouquet of fresh flowers, a bottle of wine, a batch of yummy cookies. 
    Of course same goes for when folks come to visit here. We always serve something delicious, a snack, dessert or meal depending on hour of the day. 

    So I would say that if your parents or anyone else comes bringing gifts, Sunday or not, graciously accept, and by all means enjoy the food and the company! You are so very blessed to have visitors, and family that cares for you. 

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  • Is it a sin to eat food someone bought you on a Sunday?  [....]  Regardless if you wanted the food or not, would it be a sin to eat it?


    It might would  be really helpful to [Cathinfo] readers if you would present your premise(s) for concern that it would be sinful for you to eat what you were brought by a parent on a Sunday.
    I.e., you shouldn't pose a question to CathInfo members in such a way that it requires that we read your mind to obtain details that are necessary to a useful answer.

    Is the concern that because you had food at home, that makes your mother's purchase "not necessary" on a Sunday, thus a sin for her to make the purchase?  And therefore, knowingly eating the result of a sinful purchase would make you some kind of sinful accessory to what had initially been only her sin?

    Well !  I'm no theologian.  So you'd need at least a traditional priest for an authoritative answer to that.  Altho' the exseminarians here on CathInfo might be able to provide some preliminary guidance.


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    Re: Is it a Sin to Eat Food Someone Bought You on A Sunday?
    « Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 02:06:15 AM »
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  • Something can be said for those who take the trouble to prepare food on Sundays. They give other people the opportunity to take more time off and relax.
    I think it would be a charity for you to eat the food that your parents bought for you on any day of the week, especially if it is something you don't like. That way you could shorten your time in Purgatory. 

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    Re: Is it a Sin to Eat Food Someone Bought You on A Sunday?
    « Reply #6 on: January 25, 2018, 09:14:26 AM »
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  • The level of scrupulosity on this forum is astounding.

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    Re: Is it a Sin to Eat Food Someone Bought You on A Sunday?
    « Reply #7 on: February 19, 2018, 03:05:09 PM »
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  • Note ‍‡: I.e., "parents come home and buy you" (both verbs being in present tense) is chronologically nonsensical unless the supermarket has a delivery service for orders made from one's home after returning from in-store shopping.  Local delivery-by-drone, anyone?
    No, you're just nitpicking at errors that aren't even there. The two verbs can be chronologically concurrent, as in the parents bought the food WHILE they were coming home. It's the same as saying "I ran and broke my ankle". I'm not saying I broke my ankle after I ran, but rather during. 


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    Re: Is it a Sin to Eat Food Someone Bought You on A Sunday?
    « Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 06:38:58 PM »
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  •  :facepalm:Generally, no.  Is it necessarily a sin to purchase food on Sunday?  What about gasoline?  Paying a road, bridge, or tunnel toll?  Purchasing a train, plane, bus ticket?  Paying taxi fare?  If any of these is sinful, then most of us are doomed to hell.  So is the priest who paid to bring us Mass and Sacraments.  Only if someone said to me, "I purchased this food on Sunday for the purpose of offending God, and I now invite you to partake of it," might it be sinful.  But who does this?

     

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