June 12 - Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Many Sins, Great Love

June 8th, 2016


First Reading 2 Samuel 12:7-10,13
God's judgment on David for taking another man's wife

Responsorial Psalm  Psalm32, 1-2,5,7,11
A prayer for forgiveness.

Second Reading  Galatians2:16,19-21
We are justified through faith in Jesus Christ.

Gospel Reading
Luke 7:36—8:3

In this Sunday’sreadings we are like the fallen king, David, and the woman who weeps at Jesus’feet. And like David, and like the woman in the Gospel, we fall into sin. Ourcrimes may not be as grave as David’s (see 2 Samuel 11:1–26) or as“many” asthat woman’s (see Luke 7:47). But we often squander the great gift of salvationwe’ve been given. Often we fail to live up to the great calling of being sonsand daughters of God. The good news of today’s readings, the good news of JesusChrist, is that we can return to God in the sacrament of confession. Each of uscan repeat Paul’s wondrous words in this week’s Epistle: “The Son of God hasloved me and given himself up for me.” The issue is not how much sin is in your life, but how muchrepentance there has been, giving way to forgiveness.


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