“WHOEVER KNOWS WHAT IS RIGHT TO DO AND FAILS TO DO IT, FOR HIM IT IS A SIN” (cf. Jam 4:17)
⏰Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time 2 (23 May 2018)
📖Jam 4:13-17; Ps 49:2-3, 6-7, 8-10, 11 (R. Matt 5:3); Mark 9:38-40
Have you ever heard of the natural law? Yeah! Even Philosophy believes in the existence of this law in each person. It is in you, and it tries always to talk to you whenever you want to do anything. It tells you what is good or bad. It is well articulated in your conscience. So, if you listen to the promptings of a good and informed conscience, you shall be led aright by the natural law.
Adam and Eve were created with this law and, from them, we inherited it. Like every other law that exists, we have the freedom to choose to obey it’s promptings or not. However, the obedience or disobedience to this law determines what happens to us at the end of our lives. The place you are to spend your eternity depends on your allegiance to this law.
Consider these very well:
👉When you know the truth but saying it would affect you or your friend badly, do you go on to say the truth?
👉When the only option that stare you in the face in your effort to succeed is to cheat another person, what do you do?
👉When you see something that would benefit another person other than you but you are the one to control it, what do you do?
Do you choose to listen to the tiny voice of conscience and show love or do you listen to the voice of selfishness and stay away from doing good? The decision is yours to make but remember that it is a sin to choose not to do good (cf. Jam 4:17). Adam and Eve lost the garden of Eden because of this. Do not lose eternity because of it too.
“O that today, you would listen to his voice; harden not your hearts.”
Have a lovely day ahead. Peace be with you.