Luke’s gospel continues to talk about sin. For myself, it’s a topic that I certainly don’t embrace with vigor. Perhaps I’ve become influenced too much by societal norms which seem to reject the notion of sin in the modern world. As I reflected on the readings, the words of Pope Francis came to mind when he was asked, “Who Is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?” and he responded, “I am a sinner.” Good to know I’m in the same company as the Pope.
The readings not only dwell on the effects of sin but also the resolution to bring me back into the sunlight of the Spirit. I see in Wisdom that the all-embracing God knows my heart and will acquit if I’m truly repentant. In Luke I receive the lesson on how to forgive others. If someone wrongs me seven times a day I’m called to forgive seven times. I know if I am called to constantly forgive, God in his unquantifiable love can certainly forgive me if have a truly repentant heart.
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