Thought of the Day March 6, 2018 Weep for our sins

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Peter denied Jesus three times out of fear and weakness, not wanting to suffer with Jesus. St. Luke tells us in Chapter 22:61-62 “And the Lord turned around and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord that he had said: ‘For before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.’ And going out, Peter wept bitterly.” Peter recognized immediately his sin of fear and weakness, repented and wept uncontrollably. This prepared the fisherman to profess his triple love for the Lord after the Resurrection. Without weeping for his sinful acts of denial Peter would not been ready to express his love and commitment to Jesus. The continual love of The Master for his disciple brought sustained comfort to Peter. How can we come to a deeper love for God if we do not repent and weep interiorly for our sins? We can never make up for the non-love we expressed in sin, but we can choose to love more fully rather than sin.

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