One of the greatest things about the love of God is the time it gives you.
Now I’m not referring to the time of silent prayer, or the times of reflection or even the time before the blessed sacrament that we talked about yesterday. I’m talking about the fact that we are given our entire lives to come back.
As long as we are alive the hand of God is outstretched to us. Willing to pull us up out of the mire of sin. As long as we have breath in our bodies we can grasp that hand and be pulled out.
There is a famous story of St. John Vianney, the great confessor who when speaking to a woman distraught about her husband’s suicide told her. He is in purgatory and you must pray for him. When asked how this could be as suicide is a mortal sin, he replied that he had repented between the bridge and the water.
One of the greatest lies of the enemy is that we are too far gone to be saved from his clutches. During this Lenten season may we have the courage to reject this lie without falling into the trap that accompanies it…