Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Accept the Light

If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire.
 And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell fire .
  Matthew 18:8

What leads us to sin? For each of us it is something different. For some of us it is the sin of pride, for some of us it is unforgivness, for some of us it may be various forms of addiction.
Jesus knows us well. Therefore, he uses forceful language when he urges us to choose a life that will endure, rather than an unending death that leads us to  separation.  The choice we are called to make is the choice of conformity. Jesus asks us to conform our will to the will of Our Heavenly Father. He calls us to wholeness.

"Dear Children, Today I call you with prayer and fasting to clear the path in which my Son will enter into your hearts. Accept me as a mother and a messenger of God's love and His desire for your salvation. Free yourself of everything from the past which burdens you, that gives you a sense of guilt, that which previously led you astray in error and darkness. Accept the light. Be born anew in the righteousness of my Son. Thank you." BVM  June 2, 2010 Message

Thank you for the sacraments you bless me with, especially the sacrament of reconciliation which allows me to free myself from binding guilt and draws me back to your light. Amen 


Colleen said...

Great post! Thank you!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Yet another great post Daily Grace. Thank you.

I read it more than once. It is very thoughtful and inspiring.

God bless.

Michael said...

I'm with Victor on this one ... I had to read it a few times to soak up all the great meaning in this post. Thanks so much for sharing.

God Bless.