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...

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Follow Christ and never despair

Today’s first reading (Deuteronomy 11:18, 26-28, 32) and today’s Gospel (Matthew 7:21-27) present us with a clear and perhaps even frightening choice: follow the commandments and do not simply pay lip service to Christ or suffer the curse of disobedience, complete ruination, and eternal exile.

Sinners that we are, we can and must follow Christ and do His will: never giving up, never despairing, no matter what – for as we hear in today’s Epistle (Romans 3:21-25, 28)

All have sinned
and are deprived of the glory of God.
They are justified freely by his grace
through the redemption in Christ Jesus....