Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Wages of Sin

A dreadful murder case in Melbourne: a millionaire businessman, a happy husband and family man, fit and successful - yet who, it has now been revealed, was leading a double life, with another woman, and moreover had an addiction to sleazy gratification by swapping partners with other couples in seedy suburbs far removed from his comfortable home.  It appears his latest confederates in vice turned on him and killed him.

The wages of sin is death - and we must all add, There but for the grace of God go I: not (God help us) in so uniquely horrible a fashion, but in the realization that all of us suffer divided hearts, and through our own fault fall often into sin, sin in which we would die were the Lord not to preserve us to repent and get up and go on by His grace and absolution found in the sacraments of the Church.

As at Septuagesima we reflect on the Fall of Man from original justice, let us pray, for this poor fellow, for his bereaved family, for his murderers and associates, for all compassed by infirmity, and for ourselves.

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