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Friday, April 30, 2010

Guilt - A sign that your spirit is still alive!

For so many people, guilt is something they find themselves dealing with often.

Is guilt really a bad thing?

It actually is a wonderful sign that your soul is still alive and is responding to your actions and thoughts that are contrary to God.

What would be considered honorable is to think that a person doesn't have any guilt. We all have times where we stray and fall away from holiness. We all fall prey to evil temptations from time to time and it is our guilt that is a sign that we recognize that we have allowed ourselves to turn away from God and have a desire to reunite with him.

For the person who has no guilt, it is a sign that they have fallen so far away from God, have neglected the relationship with God for so long, that the soul has become lifeless, has no ability to actually feel any guilt, has been drained of all life, and can even be considered DEAD!

So guilt is a wonderful sign that we are still alive, wounded maybe from our sin, possessing some degree of separation from Our Lord, but our soul is still alive and can be re-united to God.

It is the spirit that actually gives us Life, the spirit that lives within our souls. 

Just because you can breath, talk, eat, and sleep, doesn't necessarily mean that you are alive, your soul might just be dead. If you experience guilt in your life, be thankful, it is a reminder that there is still hope, you have the opportunity to return with the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, the Sacrament that God gave us for the healing of our souls.

Matthew 17:

Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood  has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.

And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.

I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

This was the gift that Christ gave to Peter and to the whole Church. The ability for the Pope and all his successors to forgive sins and heal our souls. It is a Sacrament of healing and of life. With this gift, we can be reunited with Christ, especially when we act in such a way as to separate ourselves from Him. And the more we separate ourselves from the person who is life himself, we begin to die...... Use this sacrament often and use it worthily, it is what actually keeps us alive........And Christ knew this, it is the reason for his Gift.

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