If you do not repent...


10/23/2021 1:45:00 PM


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Reflections todayIn this digital world, it is so easy to share reports of disasters, complete with photos. Life can seem so cheap in case of killings, and so precarious in case of accidents. In the Gospel, some people tell Jesus that Pilate had some Galilean pilgrims massacred for causing tumult in the Jerusalem Temple, and that 18 people were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them.

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Jesus says that these unfortunate people are not worse sinners than others. Death does not make a distinction between the good and the bad. It may come to anyone at any moment. But while Jesus does not judge those who fell victim to man’s cruelty, he uses the incident to make a call for repentance. He tells the living that procrastinating about their conversion may earn for them a worse fate: judgment in God’s hands.

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