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Our Gospel this week is one about forgiveness. It’s amazing how the religious authorities of the day found it so scandalous that Jesus would allow a sinful woman to do something that is good. Its so easy to forget that God created us good in the beginning. Yet some people because of their sins get earmarked as “sinners” and therefore avoided. This really is an attitude we need to avoid. At the end of the day we have all fallen short in some way. We have all sinned against God and against others in some way. We all in some way are exactly like this woman in that we so desperately want to do good and to show our God the goodness that he indeed has given to us.
Think of it this way, every act of goodness is an opportunity to change one’s life. Every time we bring out the very best that God has given us is a moment of grace so that more of his work can be shown. If we as “sinners” were prevented from doing good or told that we are unworthy of doing something good… then all we have left is sin. Jesus knew this and this is why he was constantly eating with, talking with, ministering to, and forgiving “sinners.”
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God Bless, Fr. Mark