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  • Writer's pictureFr. Kris

Thursday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time ‘c’

LK 19:41-44

God is merciful, we know that -- always ready to forgive us our sins and mistakes, but under one condition: we need to humbly admit our sinfulness and ask Him for mercy. If we do that, then everything will be OK. God doesn’t expect us to be perfect and with no sins. No, because that is simply impossible. But He does want us to apologize and ask for forgiveness each time we sin. We read today in the gospel: “As Jesus drew near Jerusalem, he saw the city and wept over it.” Why did he weep over Jerusalem? He wept because the people ignored His warnings. Jesus asked them for conversion, for a change in their lives and for sincere preparation for the coming of the Messiah; instead, they rejected Him. They were too proud to admit their sins, they were too proud to ask God for His mercy. Therefore, Jesus wept. We need to keep asking for God’s forgiveness and constantly changing our lives for the better, so Jesus won’t weep over us.

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