I recently became a catechumen. I thank God for that, even if I'm doing a horrible job of it myself (for another thread). I want to be a part of the True Church.
But my question right now involves work. I may get a job at The Beer Store. It's pretty much where people in Canada buy beer, since most of our alcohol is government controlled. I know that we have nothing against alcohol per se. Being drunk is a sin, but a small buzz is fine. I myself enjoy a shot or two of whiskey from time to time. Never had much of a taste for beer.
Anyways, I'm wondering; can I work there, should I get the job?
I asked a question like that regarding getting drunk to a friend of mine studying to be a priest. I brought up the miracle where Jesus had turned water into wine, and how it was the finest wine at the party. Normally they saved the worst wine for last, for when everyone's too drunk to know the difference. I used that to say that getting drunk must be fine, so long as what someone does while drunk is not sinful. He countered by citing a passage condemning drunkards and those who get drunk, and pointed out that only the ones who were still sober at the party would be able to appreciate the wine Jesus made.
My point with that passage is this; much like how Jesus gave people wine, something that isn't itself sinful, and people merely chose whether or not to sin with it, would I be able to sell beer the same way?
I know I probably should be asking my priest, but I don't want to come off as one of those who feels the need to call him up for every question.