Thought of the Day October 7, 2020 Cling to mercy

By 10:11 AM

"The remembrance of my faults humbles me; and it helps me never to rely upon my own strength--which is but weakness--but more than all, it speaks to me of mercy and of love. When a soul with childlike trust casts her faults into love's all-devouring furnace, how shall they escape being utterly consumed?" (St. Therese of Lisieux)

Many times we cling to our fault and failures, our sins and destructive behaviors. Instead, we need to recognize them, acknowledge them but give them to God. His mercy is beyond our understanding. Jesus has already died for our sins and has extended his merciful forgiveness to us. There is no need for us to cling to these, as if they were still ours. For when we do, we are still trying to make up for our sins. We are still trying to earn something from God. This is foolishness and the ploy of the Devil, who seeks to keep us in the bondage of the past, whereas Jesus wants us live in the present moment of his loving mercy. 

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