The Time for Repentance And Forgiveness Is Right Now!


MY daily reflection and prayer:
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Twenty-nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to Luke 13:1-9

There were some present at that very time who told him of the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered thus? I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, `Lo, these three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down; why  should it use up the ground?’ And he answered him, `Let it alone, sir, this year also, till I dig about it and put on manure. And if it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'”

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.


FROM the Gospel today we learn that the time for repentance and forgiveness is right now! Twice Jesus says, “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” What does it mean?

By saying it, Jesus wants to give a clear warning for us. Take responsibility for our actions and put sin to death today before it can destroy your heart, mind, soul, and body as well. Unrepentant sin is like a cancer which corrupts us from within. We have to eliminate it through repentance by asking God for forgiveness and for his healing grace.

God judges to purify and cleanse us of all sin that we might grow in his holiness and righteousness. Of course, God is patient, but we have to repent. If not, there is the consequence that we will lose our soul to hell.

In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist we worship Jesus Christ who, in his mercy, gives us time to get right with him; and that time is now. He warns us that we must be ready at all times.

Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, in your mercy, you give us both grace and time to turn away from sin, and that time is right now. Increase our hunger for you that we may grow in righteousness and holiness. May we not delay to repent from our sins that we live in your holiness now and forever. Amen.

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