The Danger of Not Repenting

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We see the early life of Moses in today’s first reading from Exodus 2. Moses should have been tossed into the river at birth. But God had a different plan. He was saved from death and became part of the royal family.

In today’s Gospel reading from Matthew 11, Jesus pronounces woes on Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum, three towns in Galilee where He taught and performed mighty deeds. The problem was they didn’t repent, even though they heard the message and witnessed the mighty deeds. Jesus told them that things wouldn’t go well for them because they didn’t repent.

This same dynamic holds true for us. The message of Jesus has not changed. Repent! God is a loving Father and does not want us to remain in sin. Repent! If we fail to do so, then just like Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum, things will not go well for us, either. We’ve heard the message. We’ve seen the mighty deeds. The ball is in our court now.

Father, may we have a spirit of repentance, letting go of our sins and embracing you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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