Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fr. Nicholson on God's Justice and Mercy

Father Paul Nicholson, the traditional mission preacher from Canada, has another good homily on God's justice and mercy.

The Incarnation and the Paschal Mystery are two supreme expressions of God's mercy and justice. God became man so that it would be possible for us to become righteous, that is, to become acceptable to God the almighty Father. Not only that, but "to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God." This was accomplished in the Crucifixion, glorious Resurrection, and Ascension into Heaven of Our Lord. For grace flowed out upon the world and the Church was established with her seven sacraments. Our Lord descended into Hell, from where He brought up those holy ones who had obeyed the Law so that they might enter into His Kingdom, which has no end. And He ascended on the fortieth day so that He might send the Holy Ghost, the Advocate, Who lives mutually with the Father and Son in our souls and with them is adored and glorified in the Church's worship, Who brings us sanctifying grace.

We need to make good use of the sacrament of Confession and of the sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ (the first before the second, of course).

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