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Monday, October 27, 2014

Now, And At The Hour Of Our Death

It seems to me that death is all around us. It's almost absurd that we always act surprised. We do, though. Everybody's got those things, those sins, which seem like a little harmless fun. But what if you died before you finished reading this sentence? What would be the verdict of your life?

The truth is, we're all Brittany Maynard (Diaz). We're all Oscar Taveras. It invites us to ask and answer the great question in life, posed by the great American philosopher, Scott Stapp: "What's this life for?"

If you don't know, it's time to find out. We were not put here for ourselves; God put us here, to live for Him, for love of Him, and others. We don't have the right to live forever, but we have the opportunity. Jesus Christ died so that our sins may not be held against us. Ever since the message of his salvation has gone out, God has been reconciling the world to Himself in one body, the Church. The Catholic Church.

It is not enough to know that Jesus died for you; you must be baptized into His death; it must be yours. You must feed on the true Bread which came down from Heaven. When the children of God confess their sins, they know it is Christ who pardons, as it is written: "he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Don't waste your life. Don't waste a moment.

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