The first reading of Sunday’s Mass, the 26th in Ordinary Time, was uncompromising in its view of the seriousness of sin and the liberation that comes as a result of repentance.
The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows: ‘You object, “What the Lord does is unjust.” Listen, you House of Israel: is what I do unjust? Is it not what you do that is unjust? When the upright man renounces his integrity to commit sin and dies because of this, he dies because of the evil that he himself has committed. When the sinner renounces sin to become law-abiding and honest, he deserves to live. He has chosen to renounce all his previous sins; he shall certainly live; he shall not die.’
- What consequences flow from sin in your life?
- What helps you to turn from sin and back to life?
- What step back to the fullness of life can you take today?
Photograph (c) 2014, Allen Morris. An image associated with Arles Recontres 2014