In today’s Gospel proclamation, the Lord is inviting us to repent. Jesus loves us and forgives our sins, but we need to purify our mind, our actions and our thoughts. If we look at the scriptures the Lord invites us to repent. We need to be aware of our actions, otherwise it would distract us from our aims and add issues to our journey. As believers we should focus on holiness, since our God is holy. It is not an easy path to reach holiness, however we need to depend on God and ask for the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome our sinfulness. We should also make use of the sacrament of reconciliation for our spiritual lives to become more fruitful. We will then become new creations of our Lord and bring his fire to the ends of the world. As Catholics, if we have any addictions or attachments to particular sins, let us take up some spiritual exercises such as the Rosary. As we receive the grace of intercessory prayer our struggles will become easier to overcome. And we know that we are more than victorious because of Jesus who loves us.
Prayer: Abba Father, make us holy. Amen.