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CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS

CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
28th July, 2015
Taken From Daily Flash 1 John:1-9
CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS

(Scripture Reflection  1 John:1-9)
 
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness”. Today SIN has become a rather old-fashioned word. Even though we may be steeped in guilt we are quick to defend our virtuousness.
 
But are we righteous in the light of God’s word? That is what matters . The massacre of innoncents that takes place nowadays is not even born. Today it is not “Rachel weeping for her children “ (Matthew 2:18) but Jesus weeping for innocent babies being aborted in the wombs of their mothers, as he wept over Jerusalem. Is this not ‘unrighteousness’ (FOCUS)? Perhaps we simply avoid the topic. Maybe we do not even pray about it!
 
“God is LIGHT”(1 John 1:5) Can we allow his light to illumine our darkness? When Jesus was unjustly condemned, Pilate washed his hands as a show of innocence. How can we cleanse our guilt- not only of the SIN of abortion but also failing to stand for the TRUTH? 
 
St. John says, “If we confess our SINs, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1John1:9) Grace flows freely in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Can we ask theHoly Spirit to come and illumine the dark corners of our hearts so that we may live in the light and walk with Jesus?

Today let us ask the Holy Spirit to  convict us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.