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 05, 2010

What he did for lust

In today's Gospel (Mark 14-29), we hear again of King Herod Antipas, who makes extremely bad decisions because of women he desires.

He marries his brother’s wife (after divorcing his own).

He gets so excited by the dance of his step-daughter / niece that he promises her anything she wants and ends up executing John the Baptist.

Many of us sometimes make bad decisions in our lives because of relationships.

Sometimes we make bad decisions because of lust.

Sometimes we make bad decisions because of loneliness.

Sometimes we make immoral decisions because of misplaced deference or not wanting to disturb the status quo.

May we make all our decisions based on truth and the ways of God by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, be merciful to me - a sinner