A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Sunday 31 January

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 95; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28

Conscience reveals me to myself

Before Christ the evil spirit knew itself. Thus the unclean spirit convulsed the man possessed. The spirit screamed because the dark truth of its nature was made painfully clear. Our conscience is the boundary between our humanity and the divinity of Christ. At that boundary the light of Christ plays upon the darkness of our faults and failings, our sins. Our conscience reveals to us who we truly are. That is why our conscience can disturb us, almost convulse us, or scream silently with shame. Our conscience makes us stand before Christ himself.

Tagged as: ,

Comments are closed.