Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Caritas Dei | The Love of God

"For if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins" - John 8:24


Jesus’ mission is to free us from the bondage of sin. He never hesitated to speak the truth, He rebuked anyone who deviated from the path of truth.  Strived to the last point on the cross just to lead us home, on the right path.

We often ignore Him by ignoring our own conscience every time we sin.  But God is never tired of leading us patiently.  In our daily life, God often sends us His message through our conscience, through events of life.  Some of us really get His message but some of us are even deaf and blind to hear His voice and to see with our eyes of faith. That He is always waiting for us when we are despair of our sinful ways, or when we enjoy our own life too much.

God’s love for us is so great that He gave His only Son who redeemed us by His blood.  If we don’t repent, if we never feel guilty for the sins we have committed, then as He said, we will die in vain in our sins. As Christians, we believe that God is merciful, full of compassion.  Even the great sinners will be forgiven if they are willing to repent.

Why do we still hold on to our old way of life if it prevents us from entering His kingdom? Lent is a time of self-reflection. Let us turn to the right path, let’s accumulate treasures for eternal life by doing what is pleasing Him. God bless us all.


Reflection on John 8: 24 by Sr. Yanti Purnawati SFSC

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