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Today's Gospel: Matthew 21:28-32
Whenever Jesus teaches in parables, I find it easy to insert myself in the story. I can’t help but be convicted by today’s story of the Two Sons. I’m in the same shoes as these two brothers. Too often, I give my yes to the Lord, only to turn around and do the opposite. Other times, I am inconvenienced at the outset, only to come around later with a dose of guilt.
I am undeniably a sinner, and weak, when it comes to both obedience and execution. I regret those instances when I have been a hypocrite, maybe even fallen into virtue signaling in social media. However, it is the second son’s behavior that gives me consolation and encourages me as I seek holiness. I didn’t get it early or right away, but I have come around in my spiritual practices and obedience – at least, in my efforts at obedience.
I want to be grouped in with the tax collectors and prostitutes, finally getting the idea of righteousness, albeit late. I hope in the Lord that I, too, have turned away from sin and will be entering the Kingdom of God.
Do you see yourself in this parable? Give your “yes” to the Lord for today. Don’t worry about yesterday, don’t plan for tomorrow.
Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me for my sins. Give me the graces of increased faith, hope, and charity that I may one day be united with you in eternal life. Amen.
Copyright 2020 Maria Morera Johnson
About the Author
Maria Morera Johnson, author of My Badass Book of Saints, Super Girls and Halo, and Our Lady of Charity: How a Cuban Devotion to Mary Helped Me Grow in Faith and Love writes about all the things that she loves. A cradle Catholic, she struggles with living in the world but not being of it, and blogs about those successes and failures, too.