Avoiding sin requires commitment

I’m having one of those days when I am feeling spiritually dry and discouraged about my blog.

Usually, I am most tempted to commit sin when I am in this terrible state.

But today’s Gospel reading reminds us how committed we should be to avoid sin and live a life of faith and holiness:

“If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life crippled than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. Better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna.” — Mark 9:42-47

Strive to live a life of faith, holiness, and righteousness however difficult it may be. Most of the time, we may even have to die to our desires, our dreams, and ourselves just to do that.

 

P.S. I’m sorry for the late posts lately. I’m having a hard time juggling my work, my family life, and this crazy dream of mine. I am also having one of those days when I just feel like quitting blogging. But, I’m trudging along. I’m still hoping and praying to get “there.” Wherever or whenever that may be.


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