Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fr. J. C. Gavancho: Become a Saint Through God's Mercy and Confession

May, 2010
Mercy is when you ask for something and yet you cannot give anything in return. We beg for God's mercy, not his justice. Today, Divine Mercy Sunday, we take a closer look at mercy. Today's Gospel is that of the Sacrament of Confession. There are no saints who come to confession only once a year. Come to Confession and you will see the great news of Gods mercy in your life.

Fr. J.C. Gavancho, of the Archdiocese of Chicago, delivers compelling reasons in this homily to rely on God's mercy and come to the Sacrament of Confession.

God knows whether we will choose him or not, and yet He gives us life. This is Divine Mercy Sunday, and the message of St. Faustina Kowalska. Christ gave us the sacrament of Confession. The lives of the saints show that they did not go to Confession only once a year. Sainthood, holiness is impossible without the sacraments. Come to Confession once a month, and receive Communion in grace. We cannot go on with life without the precious gift of mercy.

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Anne said...

Thank you for your videos and enlightening articles which daily fuels our Faith. Could you publish something about devotion to the dying. Its probably one last final push to save their souls. Our Lady of Fatima said "pray very much for souls as many go to hell because they have no one to pray for them".
Thank you.

one grateful heart said...

Anne, I have been meaning to do that. Thanks for the reminder.