A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Sunday, June 17, 2007


Today’s readings give us dramatic instances of repentance.

In the first reading (2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13) we hear Nathan the Prophet rebuking King David, who repents at once (this is part of the story of David and Bathsheba – well worth reading in full – 2 Samuel 11:1-12:25 and Psalm 51).

In the Gospel (Luke 7:36-8:3) a notoriously sinful women weeps at the feet of Christ who forgives her (while gently rebuking his self-righteous host).

Are we HEARTILY sorry for our sins? Are we REALLY or are these just words we habitually repeat (and sometimes even slur into "O my God, I am hardly sorry")?

Are we like the weeping woman or the self-righteous man?

May we always pray for the grace of total, heartfelt repentance.