Sunday 30 December 2018

Thursday of Week 7 Year 1

It seems strange that each of us would go through much effort to smell good. We would bathe regularly, put on sweet-smelling perfume, and maintain good personal hygiene, so that we would not have embarrassing body odour or emit a stench. But how many of us are just as diligent in ensuring that our soul would "smell good," so to speak? When we sin, we are actually causing our soul to become dirty, and when we neglect to clean our soul by going for confession regularly, our soul may eventually have embarrassing "soul" odour or emit a stench.

In today's reading, we are reminded: "Do not say, "I have sinned, and what happened to me?" for the Lord's forbearance is long." At the same time, the reading also warns us "not to delay our return to the Lord, do not put it off day after day, for suddenly the Lord's wrath will blaze out" and it will be disastrous for us. May we be mindful and hardworking in keeping our soul clean, and make effort to follow God's ways, so that we would be better prepared to face Him when He calls us.

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