Thursday, November 18, 2021

Two out of three Americans confess to being a sinner (67%), according to LifeWay Research. The rest don’t see themselves as sinners (8%), don’t think sin exists (10%), or preferred not to answer the question (15%)………Regardless of the poll – The reality of the matter is sin has profound effects on our relationship to God, self, and others in the human community. Sin is also a failure of authentic self-love. Additionally, sin ruptures human relationships and threatens the common good…Another inconvenient fact is time nor human rationalizations can heal the wounds caused by sin…If you are Catholic and have not been to a Sacramental Confession in some time, do your self the favor…Peace the world can not give is waiting for you!

Gospel Text: (Lk 19:41-44)

As Jesus drew near Jerusalem,
he saw the city and wept over it, saying,
“If this day you only knew what makes for peace–
but now it is hidden from your eyes.
For the days are coming upon you
when your enemies will raise a palisade against you;
they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides.
They will smash you to the ground and your children within you,
and they will not leave one stone upon another within you
because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”


Reflect, today, upon your own approach to the evil you face in your life. Consider carefully your interior and exterior reaction. Do you mourn with love over sins you witness and experience? Do you mourn, with a holy sorrow, over your own sins and the sins of others? Work to foster this form of love within you and you will find that it can become a motivation for you to help transform the sins you commit and the sins of others you endure.


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