Monday, September 27, 2021

“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil…… As long as we are proud we cannot know God…..Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune…The Sacrament of Reconciliation erases years of pain and guilt…Simple words said from the heart…”Forgive me Father, for I have sinned”……We tell ourselves time will heal our wounds caused by sin but the truth is only God can……..Remember, Christ did not come for the perfect…He came for sinners”

Gospel Text: (Lk 9:46-50)

An argument arose among the disciples
about which of them was the greatest. 
Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child
and placed it by his side and said to them,
“Whoever receives this child in my name receives me,
and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
For the one who is least among all of you
is the one who is the greatest.”

Then John said in reply, 
“Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name 
and we tried to prevent him
because he does not follow in our company.”
Jesus said to him, 
“Do not prevent him, for whoever is not against you is for you.”


Reflect, today, upon our Lord appearing before you, gently addressing the small sins with which you are struggling. Of course, all serious sins must be firmly dealt with first. But once all serious sin is rooted out of your life, be attentive to the gentle and merciful promptings of grace by which Jesus wants to root out every small sin at its beginning and even every spiritual imperfection. Attentiveness to these graces is the surest way to grow in holiness and to allow our Lord to lead you into His glorious will, making you truly great within His Kingdom.


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