My grandfather was in the habit of casually using God's name in vain. This bugged my mother no end, especially when my grandfather came to live with her. Finally, one day, he used the Holy Name one time too often, and my mother yelled, "You know, Dad, if you keep calling Him, He is going to show up!" Ha, and what do you know: not long after that, my grandfather was baptised. I guess He showed up.
Most Catholics know better than to literally use God's name in vain; but we may have fallen into the habit of using the idea of God in vain -- especially if you happen to make a living in some field that has to do with religion. When you are supposed to come up with edifying,...READ MORE