It’s true, we’re sinners, but we are sinners loved by God. Fr. Brian Strassburger, SJ, reflects on the importance of admitting our weakness and God’s mercy. Based on the readings for Sunday, February 12, 2023.
Guess what I know about you? You are totally a sinner. But you know what…so am I!
Hi, I’m Fr. Brian Strassburger, and this is my One-Minute Homily.
It’s hard to read today’s Gospel and not feel bad about yourself. Jesus takes the commandments and makes them sound even stricter.
Not only should you not murder, but you shouldn’t even be angry at others. Not only should you not commit adultery, but you shouldn’t look at someone with lust.
Gosh, reading his rant, one thing becomes clear: we are totally sinners. And that’s an important thing to let sink in.
What does that mean for us? Are we condemned? Well, if it was up to our own actions, maybe.
Thankfully, it’s not all on us. Because Jesus came to save sinners, just like you and me. And Jesus came to share God’s mercy with everyone, especially repentant sinners.
So, yes, it’s true, we’re sinners. But sinners loved by God. So let’s turn to God and ask for his mercy.