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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 14, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

Road for Proverbs 16 v 17 forkintheroad

The truth is simple and clear, is it not we who often distort and complicate it? Do we not try to justify the means or our actions? Using terms like ‘but then’ ‘because’ ‘it’s understandable’ ‘we are only human”everyone is doing it’ ??

To truly be a disciple of Christ is to turn away from sin. To Not allow curiosity to lead us to sin. To Not allow the voices of the world to tell us it is okay. To remove all temptations in our lives that would lead us to sin. To say NO to a sinful past and present and move forwards to reconciliation so that we may look ahead to a sin free and holy future.

Let us pray….

O God of mercy and of love, hear us in our sin and grant us your forgiveness through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

GOSPEL Matthew 5:27–32

Jesus said to his disciples:“You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery. But I say to you, everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your members than to have your whole body thrown into Gehenna. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your members than to have your whole body go into Gehenna

. “It was also said,Whoever divorces his wife must give her a bill of divorce.But I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) causes her to commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.”