Posted by: sisterbernice | October 15, 2010

Gehenna

I so trust in the Lord that I know there is justice for victims.  There is also forgiveness for offenders.  But, I don’t think all offenders are remorseful or will be forgiven.  Today’s Gospel speaks to me about both – since I’m not a theologian, I am not sure if this is the “correct” meaning but it seems to me the Gospel is saying – trust in God – and woe to the wicked especially the hypocritical Pharisee.  Is not the offending priest in this category? 

Lk 12:1-7 (found here)

At that time:
So many people were crowding together
that they were trampling one another underfoot.
Jesus began to speak, first to his disciples,
“Beware of the leaven–that is, the hypocrisy–of the Pharisees.

“There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed,
nor secret that will not be known.
Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness
will be heard in the light,
and what you have whispered behind closed doors
will be proclaimed on the housetops.
I tell you, my friends,
do not be afraid of those who kill the body
but after that can do no more.
I shall show you whom to fear.
Be afraid of the one who after killing
has the power to cast into Gehenna;
yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one.
Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins?
Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God.
Even the hairs of your head have all been counted.
Do not be afraid.
You are worth more than many sparrows.”

Faithful in my prayers, may we all experience the healing of the Lord, who knows what we need..

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