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WE ARE WRETCHED

We cannot dwell upon the conduct of the Jews without being amazed at  how these people had waited for God for four thousand years and, yet, when He came, they completely missed him.

At least the Jews had this small excuse in that they had a wrong concept of the Christ as an earthly king. If only they had a right idea of Him as a God, they would never have killed Him.

But what is our excuse? We have the right concept of Him and yet receive Him with coldness and contempt. Oh yes, we believe that Christ came to earth . . . and we are right. We believe in the convincing proofs of His divinity . . . and we are right. We all believe that Christ is God, Man and our Model. But, tell me, with all this, what homage do you really pay Him? Does your conduct conform to your belief? 

We are more blameworthy than the Jews. We treat the Words of Christ the way the Jews treated the person of Christ. Just as the Jews rejected Christ, we reject the teachings of Christ that do not suit us. 

St. John Vianney

 

(10-18-02)

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