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33rd Sunday Cycle C

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33rd Sunday Cycle C




"By your endurance you will gain your lives."

This last line of today's gospel reading can give each of us hope.

Have you given up on your spiritual life?
Have you even stopped thinking about it?

Many of the people in the first reading, Malachi, having returned from exile in 450 BC, were in the same mind set. They failed to see what God had done for them.

We can see our exile, our sins, our disfunctions, our addictions and just give up. We don't want to keep looking at ourselves. It is too much work. Is that not what was going on with some of the Thessalonians that Paul was writing to?

God wants to feed us with forgiveness but we do have to work at continually looking at ourselves and that can be hard work. Or we can falsely believe that we do not sin. What a deception!

God, again today, will bring us out of our exile, our sins. That is what Christ is about, again and again, day after day.

We are to endure again and again, looking at ourselves and not being scandalized by what we see. We can so easily give up on ourselves but God does not give up on us.

"By your endurance you will gain your lives."



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