If you step on a rusty nail, you
extract the nail and go to the Doctor for a tetanus shot. You make sure the
garbage is taken out and disposed every week.
How many of us would go a week without taking a shower or bath? If your
little daughter accidentally drank poison you would call the Paramedics and
rush her to the hospital for a stomach-pump! Even something as simple as a dust
particle in the eye we remove instantaneously!
We are keenly aware of our bodily needs especially in moments of
suffering or sickness. What about our soul?
How many commit a mortal sin (or many
mortal sins) and nothing is done to remove this mortal spiritual sickness?
Mortal sin kills the life of grace in our soul. Pope John Paul II called it
The two worse things that could
befall us would be to commit a mortal sin, but there is something even worse
than committing a mortal sin and it is dying in the state of mortal sin. If this
happens we lose our immortal soul for all eternity!
Those who commit mortal sins and
purposely postpone, procrastinate and put off for tomorrow repentance,
conversion and confession are committing another sin--- the sin of presumption.
Presumption means that we presume on God’s grace that He is so loving and kind
and patient that He will always give us many more chances and will wait for us
We know neither the day nor the hour
that the Lord will knock at the door of our hearts and ask us a reckoning for
our lives. He will come to judge the living and the dead. He will come like a thief in the night; at
the hour that we least expect!
If we are in mortal sin, we should
never put off our conversion, but immediately turn to the Lord, repent, trust
in His infinite mercy, confess, return to the state of grace and strive with
all of the energy in our hearts to be faithful to the Lord and guard our souls
against the three enemies: the world, the flesh and the devil!
Let us turn to Mary, Mother of mercy,
to help us to fight against sin, treasure living in the state of grace and hope
in heaven. Mary, mother of God pray for us!