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

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

*Predetermined & Undermined Events

        In today's Gospel reading from John 13, Jesus predicted Peter's denial by saying to him, "Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times." Later, this truly happened. The Lord knows all the things that must happen. His Second Coming has to be on of them. Of course, not everything is predetermined, for we have our free will and how we exercise that will affects how things will turn out. For example, if we all repent to the Lord and beg for his mercy, the coronavirus crisis can be quickly over. On the other hand, if we continue to sin against the Lord, worse chastisements will surely come. For each of us, we only need to follow the Lord faithfully according to the plan he has for each of us and leave the rest to him. 

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