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, January 25, 2009

A lone voice in the sinful city

The world seems awash with greed, perversion, and murder - sometimes covered over by euphemisms, sometimes not.

Selfish and wayward people seem to outnumber those who hold firmly to the truth that comes from God.

The example of the prophet Jonah, which we hear in today’s first reading (Jonah 3:1-5, 10), gives us hope.

One man speaks the truth loudly and clearly in the midst of a large and sinful city.

And the city repents, by the grace and power of God.

May God give us the grace, the wisdom, and the strength to be as effective as Jonah in the large and sinful cities through which we walk.