Thursday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

Today's Mass Readings


Reading today’s Gospel, I am reminded of the great sacrament of reconciliation when Jesus says to his disciples, “For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light. Anyone who has ears to hear ought to hear.”

Do you pour out your heart to God, especially through the sacrament of reconciliation? Or do you try to hide everything from the Lord thinking, “maybe he will overlook this small little detail of this sin I committed?” Always remember that everything will come to light. St. Faustina once said, “A soul does not benefit from the sacrament of confession if it is not humble. Pride keeps it in darkness. The soul neither knows how, nor is it willing, to probe with precision the depths of its own misery. It puts on a mask and avoids everything that might bring it recovery.” Go to confession pour out your heart to the Lord. Even if it has been over 50 years, go. Jesus is waiting for you. He created you, and He wants you to be one with Him!

Reflection by Br. Maximilian Burkhart, OSB

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