Could This Be Our Last Chance?

The Year of Mercy is most definitely a gift from God, another opportunity for us to turn back to him and repent of our sins. How many times has God called us back to Him either through evangelists like Billy Graham or the Church and its priests, bishops and popes? How many more times will God call us back? How many chances will He continue to give us? What if this year is our last chance as a nation or as individuals?
The Bible shows that God’s patience is not endless. When Israel ignored His prophets, Israel was conquered by Assyria and Judah was conquered by Babylon. Both failed to come back to God despite the call of prophets like Elijah and Jeremiah. Are we any better than either nation?
Take a good look at this country and the world. Abortion, the killing of the unborn goes on, marriage is desecrated, war continues, God and the Church are mocked. Our television shows, movies and plays promote every sin but murder. God is defied openly by our politicians. Sin is no longer recognize and true Christians are criticized for their faith.Can we get much worse?
What about the dangers we face, crime, violence, disease, terrorism? In my parish we have over 100 die every year, many of them younger than we are. How can we be sure that we will be here to repent later?
This year is God’s gift to us. Now is the time to take advantage of God’s mercy. Turn back to God. Take a good look at your lives. See where you need to change. Turn off the trash on TV and ignore the must see nonsense that society talks about. Live by God’s standards. Go to confession as often as possible.
Stop going through the motions and worship God with all your heart. Pray intensely for yourselves, your family, the lost and our nation. Beg God for a revival in this country. Pray that people be set free of Satan’s snares and lies.

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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