GOD CALLS US TO CONVERSION. LET US RETURN TO HIM.
God desires the conversion of sinners-our conversion- and promises life to those who turn their back from their evil ways. As the prophet Ezechiel 18:21-28 recounts:
“Thus says the Lord God: If the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed, if he keeps all my statutes and does what is right and just, he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of the crimes he committed shall be remembered against him; he shall live because of the virtue he has practiced. Do I indeed derive any pleasure from the death of the wicked?, says the Lord God. Do I not rather rejoice when he turns from his evil way that he may live?
And if the virtuous man turns from the path of virtue to do evil, the same kind of abominable things that the wicked man does, can he do this and still live? None of his virtuous deeds shall be remembered, because he has broken faith and committed sin; because of this, he shall die. You say, “The Lord’s way is not fair!” Hear now, house of Israel: Is it my way that is unfair, or rather, are not your ways unfair? When someone virtuous turns away from virtue to commit iniquity, and dies, it is because of the iniquity he committed that he must die. But if the wicked, turning from the wickedness he has committed, does what is right and just, he shall preserve his life; since he has turned away from all the sins that he committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.”
Dear brethre in Christ, let us give God a great joy by heeding his call to return to his house through Confession, contrition and purpose of amendment, manifested by a sincere daily struggle to please Him in all that we do.
May Our Mother Mary, Help of Christians, pray for all of us so that many souls will return to God during this season of Lent!
SEE AS WELL:
MAKE GOD HAPPY, MAKE YOURSELF HAPPY. RECEIVE GOD’S FORGIVENESS IN CONFESSION in http://wp.me/p6k7Mv-24V
JESUS CALLS US TO A CHANGE OF HEART in http://wp.me/p6k7Mv-249
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