A Penitent Blogger

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

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Friday, November 21, 2008


In today’s first reading (Revelation 10:8-11), John is commanded to eat a scroll that “will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.”

So it is for many of us: when we first hear the Gospel message, it is sweet and wonderful, but as time goes on, things may not only seem less wonderful, but our lives may actually turn sour.

The sweetness, of course, is God’s love and the power of His salvation, while the sourness ultimately arises from the bitter reality of sin.

As we endure the sourness of life, may we always remember the sweetness of the Lord and remain faithful to Him as we go through this life, so that He may bring us to the undiluted sweetness and joy of heaven.