Sunday 9 June 2024

About Today Readings

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Genesis 3:9-15. With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption – Psalm 129(130). 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1. Mark 3:20-35.

There is always forgiveness

The reading from the Psalms asks a serious question: If you, Lord, kept a record of our sins, who would stand? The first reading records the banishment from the Garden of Eden of Adam and Eve, who have sinned in disobeying God and eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. What we do know is that despite punishment, there is forgiveness and the hope of redemption. Imagine if God really did keep a ledger of all the small sooty sins that sneak up on us, those daily venalities of fibs and gossip and unkind thoughts.

For some, the carrying of a mortal sin must weigh heavily on their conscience and with it the pleading for forgiveness and the chance of redemption; that restoration in the sight of God. We are a sinful people because we are human, but let this not be reason for us not to strive to do God’s will.

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