Thought of the Day April 20, 2021 Repentance--2

By 9:47 AM


The message and mission Jesus gave the disciples on Easter Sunday was to preach repentance for the forgiveness of sins. He told them: “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” The first message of Jesus when he began his public ministry was a call to repent and turn away from sin. The same message Jesus gives the Apostles to preach. It is the same message the Church preaches today to the world.



Reflect on these words of Pope Francis. “It is repentance that allows us not to harden, to turn no to God into yes, and yes to sin into no for the sake of the Lord. The will of the Father, who every day gently speaks to our conscience, is carried out only in the form of repentance and continuous conversion. In the end, everyone has two paths ahead of them: to be repentant sinners or hypocritical sinners. But what matters is not the reasoning that justifies and attempts to save appearances, but a heart that moves forward with the Lord, struggles every day, repents and returns to Him. Because the Lord seeks the pure of heart, not pure on the outside".


Because we sin regularly, we are called to repent regularly. Lord, have mercy on me a sinner. Help me to turn no to you into yes. 

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