Thursday, 13 September 2012
Questions People Ask
Questions people ask
Q. I find it hard to believe in the vengeance of God. Isn’t God all-merciful? Or does God keep a catalogue of every sin we ever committed?
A. The vengeance of God is totally different to human vengeance. Human vengeance is about getting your own back on somebody. God’s idea of vengeance is to destroy the sin by saving the sinner. Isaiah in today’s First Reading has a good description of God’s vengeance. ‘Vengeance is coming, the retribution of God; he is coming to save you.’ What a privilege is ours to celebrate God’s infinite mercy in the sacrament of Confession. Mercy keeps no catalogue of past sins.
Fr Silvester O’Flynn OFM Cap