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Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time ‘c’

Lk 13:22-30


“Someone asked him, Lord, will only a few people be saved? He answered them, strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.” Seems like this person wanted to justify himself by how he thought about others, especially those who in his opinion are greater sinners -- would they be saved? I know I will be, but will they? We may think the same way, for example: I am baptized, I go to church, I pray often, so I will be saved, right? I will go to heaven before those who are not members of the Catholic church, right? But will you? It is not enough to be baptized and practice our religion. We need to bring that religion to others, we are called to holiness, and to love others. Because if you don’t, then all those religious practices may not be enough to reach heaven. You may find the doors of heaven locked, and just like in the Gospel reading today: “you will say, we ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets. Then he will say to you, I do not know where you are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers!” We are indeed privileged, being called Christians, but that should motivate us to do more than only our religious practices and prayers.



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