Posted by: livingscripture | October 17, 2013

Twenty-eighth Thursday in Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day

“All have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.  They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus.”  (Romans 3: 23-24)

            

How should we live this Word?image029- circle of friends

Today a great deal is made of ‘it seems to say’ and of quotes in politics and at work.  In these words we find the true motive of our equality since we all carry impressed in our soul the sign of the first sin that continually urges us to sin.  Yet, we are justified in a totally gratuitous way by the redemption wrought by Christ.

In this equality, it is senseless to speak of differences of race, sex, religion, social status, privileges, and castes.  All have been offered the possibility of being saved through adhesion to the faith.  Without reference to Christ, our existence cannot arrive at full maturity nor meet the aspirations we have in the depths of our heart.  His light leads our conscience to recognize the evil done and makes it explode with the joy in the forgiveness that God’s mercy gives us in abundance.

Those who live by ‘what’s wrong with it?’ and arrogantly challenge God’s justice (I sinned, so what happened to me?’ and those who silence the voice of their conscience, are dead people who have greatly anticipated the date of their death.

Today in my time of silent contemplation, I will embrace God’s loving mercy as I trustfully acknowledge my sins and failings.

O God, with the gift of Your Holy Spirit guide the faithful to the full light of truth.  Grant that we may taste true wisdom in the Spirit and ever enjoy Your support.

The Voice of L. Longanesi, Journalist 

Unfortunately, many pretend not to be at home when the bell of their conscience rings.

 


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