A Penitent Blogger

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

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"All who cause others to sin"

In today's Gospel (Matthew 13:36-43), our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ gives an explanation of the Parable of the Weeds in the Field with this bottom line:

The Son of Man will send his angels,
and they will collect out of his Kingdom
all who cause others to sin
and all evildoers.

They will throw them into the fiery furnace,
where there will be wailing
and grinding of teeth.

Then the righteous will shine like the sun
in the Kingdom of their Father.

Whoever has ears ought to hear.

It is bad enough to do evil things.

It is worse to "cause others to sin".

We need to look at our lives and see how the things we do and say might "cause others to sin."

Then we must call upon the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to turn us from the things that lead ourselves and others astray and to lead us into the paths of righteousness, so that by His grace we may shine like the sun in the Kingdom of our Father.