Year A- 26th Sunday in ordinary time
28 "What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work in the vineyard today.'
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusThere will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. I call everyone to follow the commandments, to repent, and to become a witness of my word.
All human beings have to struggle against the powers of sin. Sin works as a dark invisible cloud that menaces the purity of every soul and if nothing is done, it destroys and causes eternal death.
The commandments have brought back many souls from eternal damnation, they have inspired repentance and change, they have kept spiritual order throughout the ages.
Some people cover themselves with their false religiosity pretending to be clean on the outside, while their interior is full of darkness and death. I am offended by hypocrisy because I read the heart of every person.
In the spiritual life, you do not need to be seen by others doing your spiritual works; you do not need to impress any one except God, since the Eternal One is the only one who can give eternal rewards to you. Therefore work silently doing your good works, admit your sinfulness and present yourself humbly before me every day, do not count your spiritual riches, empty yourself and bring your offering to me.
My immediate reward to you will be my peace, which is not like the peace you receive from men; it is that joy that only comes from me.
I am the God of sinners. How fortunate you are when you admit to be a sinner and repent, how fortunate you are to come to me in your needs. I receive you with great joy because you are mine, you have cost me so much, I have died for your sins and I am glorified when you accept me as your Savior and Lord.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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