A Penitent Blogger

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

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

We are not worthy

In today’s first reading (Romans 3:21-30), Saint Paul reminds us of how we are “justified by faith, apart from works of the law.”

While our faith needs to be reflected in what we do and say, we are saved by the free gift of God in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through faith.

We are sinners. We are imperfect. We are finite.

Human beings can do wonderful things, but infinity and eternity are beyond the capabilities of finite beings, no matter how capable they are.

But, thanks be to God, who extends to us freely the gift of Infinity and Eternity and true happiness through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

All have sinned
and are deprived of the glory of God.

They are justified freely by his grace
through the redemption in Christ Jesus,
whom God set forth as an expiation,
through faith, by his Blood,
to prove his righteousness
because of the forgiveness of sins previously committed,
through the forbearance of God–
to prove his righteousness in the present time,
that he might be righteous
and justify the one who has faith in Jesus.