Thursday 2 June 2016

Tuesday of Week 27 Year 1

What do you do when you come to realise that you have sinned? Would you go for confession as quickly as possible to remove the stain of sin from your soul? Or would you think that there is plenty of time to go, only to put it off indefinitely? When you stain your shirt or dress, surely you would get it cleaned and removed as quickly as possible. This is because the shirt or dress may be valuable or significant to you, and you would not want to end up with a ruined shirt or dress. If so, then why are some procrastinating in removing the stain of sin from the soul, which has eternal consequences?

In today's reading, the king of Nineveh made quick and immediate "efforts to renounce their evil behaviour, and God relented: he did not inflict on them the disaster which he had threatened." This is because the king of Nineveh realised the consequences of not taking action, and he was not going to wait until he encountered God's wrath. May we too make every effort to keep our souls clean from the stain of sin, so that we too avoid the disaster which would affect our eternal future.

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