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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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nothing will get in our way

We face many obstacles in life: they can feel overwhelming and some of them can seem impossible.

Life does not always go well, even for Christ’s faithful, yet as Saint Paul reminds us in today's first reading (Romans 8:31b-39), we ultimately have undefeatable security in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, no matter what bad things may happen along the way.

If God is for us,
who can be against us?

He did not spare his own Son
but handed him over for us all,
how will he not also
give us everything else
along with him?

Who will bring a charge against God’s chosen ones?
It is God who acquits us.

Who will condemn?
It is Christ Jesus who died, rather, was raised,
who also is at the right hand of God,
who indeed intercedes for us.

What will separate us from the love of Christ?
Will anguish,
or distress,
or persecution,
or famine,
or nakedness,
or peril,
or the sword?

As it is written:
For your sake we are being slain all the day;
we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered.

in all these things
we conquer overwhelmingly
through him who loved us.

For I am convinced
that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor principalities,
nor present things, nor future things,
nor powers,
nor height, nor depth,
nor any other creature
will be able to separate us
from the love of God
in Christ Jesus our Lord.