Anonymous said: Hi, Trini. Your dumb questions anon again. I think this is probably the dumbest question I have and I've been holding off on asking it because in my head it sounds like the kind of thing a troll would ask and I don't want to give off that impression because I'm honestly curious and want to know, so please don't take this as a troll thing. The question is: if nuns are married to Jesus, isn't that polygamy? Or is it that because the nun/Jesus marriage isn't sexual, that's what makes it okay?
Not a dumb question! Again, I went to my fellow Tumblr Catholics since I was unsure as to how to answer this in layman’s terms…
The marriage between a sister and Christ as the Bridegroom is the closest representation here on earth of the heavenly love the Church Triumphant experiences in heaven. As marriage is a foreshadowing of this union, the religious life is an even closer showing of this love, which is why it’s (so rightly) referred to as a supernatural calling. In heaven, marriage as we know it will cease to exist, and we all will be in communion united by the love of God. Also, all women are called to be in relationship with Christ as Lover, regardless of our vocations in the sense of religious life, married life, etc. God as Father, Christ as Lover. So, yes, the religious are married to Christ as His spouses, but it’s a supernatural marriage, one which exists in a different manner than the sacrament of earthy Marriage.
Confession is telling God you did something that He saw you do. You need to say it more than He needs to hear it. If it’s too small to be mentioned or too large to be forgiven, it is not yours to decide.
Your task is to be honest.