"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Jesus Inspires

        In today's Gospel reading at Mass from Matthew 9, Jesus first forgave the sins of a paralytic. Then when some of the scribes started thinking that Jesus had blasphemed, Jesus, to show that he does have the authority to forgive sins, followed with healing the paralytic as well. The crowds saw this and were struck with awe.
     How good it is to hear Jesus say "Your sins are forgiven"! These healing words instantly free the soul. In the sacrament of reconciliation, we hear these same words from Jesus through the priest.
      The awe with which Jesus strikes us does not produce fear; instead it makes us exclaim wow and humbles us.
        In conclusion, all attributes of Jesus inspire us to become holy.

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