John the Baptist calls people in the first century and us today to repentance (Luke 3:10-18). But what is repentance? John told his listeners to be generous, honest, and content. What would it be like if we practiced repentance like this… becoming more generous, more honest and more content? Wouldn’t that be a sign to the world that something out of this world was beginning? And maybe, just maybe the Kingdom will come a step closer to our world because we took a step closer to the Kingdom with our actions. Repentance is not necessarily a penance, it is a practice. The world is waiting.
- Deacon Robert
“Offer your temptations for the conversion of sinners.
When the Devil sees you doing this he is beside himself
with rage and makes off, because then the temptation is
turned against himself.”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars