Thursday, January 4, 2018

Always remember this - Human reason can excuse any evil.

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.” ― Mahatma Gandhi: (1869 –1948: was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule.)

Scripture Text: (1 JN 3:7-10)
Children, let no one deceive you.
The person who acts in righteousness is righteous,
just as he is righteous.
Whoever sins belongs to the Devil,
because the Devil has sinned from the beginning.
Indeed, the Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the Devil.
No one who is begotten by God commits sin,
because God's seed remains in him;
he cannot sin because he is begotten by God.
In this way,
the children of God and the children of the Devil are made plain;
no one who fails to act in righteousness belongs to God,
nor anyone who does not love his brother.

John declares plainly that “the Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the Devil.” You could say that this sentence sums up John’s Gospel account, as it moves from the signs of Jesus’ seven miracles, to the Sign of the Cross, the glory of which destroys Satan’s power. John’s account of the Gospel shows how Jesus “revealed” Himself to mankind in stages. So the Holy Spirit has worked in the history of the Church, and in the life of each saint. Ask God for yet another Christmas gift: the same patience with your own spiritual growth that God has with you, as He continues unfailingly throughout your life to love you.

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