Monday, November 8, 2021
The Book of Wisdom 1: 1-7
Luke’s Gospel 17: 1-6
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
In Divine terms, there is nothing more beautiful to God than a saved soul and nothing more beautiful to us than eternal life with God. The most beautiful nucleus of this is our learning and living the will of God. The love we share and the goodness of the acts we perform for others make the fragrance that is awesome to God. For example, think about the Plenary Indulgence you gained for a suffering soul. That soul is relieved of Purgatory and all the pain caused by having caused his/her separation from God and loved ones. Think of how the pea+ce and love you portray, help those around you persevere in the enduring grace of God.
The Beast may be the judgement the justice of God demands. As today’s intercessory prayers beg, “Lord, purify my soul still held fast by the sins of my earthly life, that I and all of us may ready to stand in your presence forever.” Living the grace mentioned above and remembering that God dearly loves a sinner who repents. We can make our judgement the glory of God rather than an eternal tragedy. We need to remember forgiveness of ourselves and others, kindness, compassion and love. Let us always be responsible for helping with the salvation of others and not ever to be the cause of their sinfulness.
Psalm 103 tells us, “The Lord is compassion and love. It is he who forgives all your guilt, who heals everyone of your ills, who redeems your life from the grave, who crowns you with love and compassion, who fills your life with good things.” Glory be to God!!!
Pray. God is listening for your voice. By Deacon Bill Masapollo