“Then he began to upbraid the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. "Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you."
Here is an insightful tough question: Can Jesus enter into your life right now at any moment and would be pleased with what He finds? We are all sinners, God knows this. But do we intentionally knowingly live sinful lives? Are we part of groups or clubs whose central focus is some addiction that is sinful? Do we have habits that are purely sinful? Are we so numb by our own sin that we have accepted it as normal and don’t even consider it sin anymore and now we look at it the way the world wants us to; “We’re not hurting anybody?” …of cause we are, we are hurting ourselves. Keeping our Spirit and our Life “Clean & Pure” is part of our experience of being a good Catholic; always being prepared to stand before Jesus, always preparing for Heaven. That is why we have the sacrament of Penance. So that we can constantly cleanse ourselves spiritually.
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS