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God In Our Midst (You Are Hereby Invited--November 2003)

Who would you be most uncomfortable sitting with at that event?


Date: 11/13/2003 3:16:51 PM
Name or Pseudonym: entwydumela
Subject: Who is my neighbor?

It is natural to shun those whom we have hurt, unless there has been a reconciliation. That takes courage. In the spiritual realm, that courage is the grace we receive from God to obtain the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Wheather it is a neighbor or Jesus, our Lord and Savior, if they are hurt by us (our sins of ommission or commission, etc.) it is natural to seek self protection from retaliation until there can be a reconciliation. Fortunately, In our Lord, we can trust His Word and not be afraid. With our fellow man, that is not so sure. So, to answer the question: I would be afraid to sit next our Lord, Jesus Christ, before I have sought reconciliation. Not because He would rebuke me point blank, but bcaause to see the disapointment in His eyes would be a torment in itself.

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