Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Jesus began to reproach the towns in which most of his miracles had been worked, because they refused to repent. ‘Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida!

Jesus is rebuking the towns where His miracles, His display of authority,  made no difference to to the sinful behavior of the people.  He prophesy's a resulting dire consequence for those communities that haven't repented after hearing His message.

There is a law of the harvest that says we reap what we sow.  I am reminded of a wise old friend of mine who says "it's not good people who get to heaven, it's forgiven people".  In today's Gospel Jesus underscores the truth that repentance is the key to heaven.  Unrepentance and its associated pride is the key to hell. My choice...

Lord Jesus, have mercy on me a sinner from birth. 
Little Flower, please pray for me.

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