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?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, February 26, 2010

Grace and Consequences

Taken together, today’s readings (Ezekiel 18:21-28 and Matthew 5:20-26) have these important messages:

Actions have consequences.

By the grace of God, repentance brings forgiveness and salvation.

Christ calls us to a higher standard, but His grace is infinitely greater as well.

(Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, be merciful to me – a sinner.)