by Fr. Christopher Pietraszko:
So long as a man lives in mortal sin, there is nothing meritorious within him. It does not matter how many homeless he feeds, how many children he saves from a burning building, how often he prays or attends mass with pious behaviour. So long as a man has sinned mortally, he stands condemned. If a murderer stood trial, openly admitting his sin without sorrow, yet boasted of good deeds, and acts of faith, it would mean nothing for the judge. The man is being sentenced for the injustice, and rightfully so. Man compartmentalizes his sins. He hates God with one breath, yet claims to love him with another. Like a husband who slaps his wife’s cheek and kisses the other.
Man cannot ever undo the Justice that is due to him. But God can. Confess your sins, and you are rewarded with the merits of Christ.
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