June 16 : 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Many Sins, Great Love

June 12th, 2013

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In this Sunday’s readings 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. Our crimes may not be as grave as David’s (see 2 Samuel 11:1–26) or as“many” as that woman’s (see Luke 7:47). But we often squander the great gift of salvation we’ve been given. Often we fail to live up to the great calling of being sons and daughters of God. The good news of today’s readings, the good news of Jesus Christ, is that we can return to God in the sacrament of confession. Each of us can repeat Paul’s wondrous words in this week’s Epistle: “The Son of God has loved me and given himself up for me.” The issue is not how much sin is in your life, but how much repentance there has been, giving way to forgiveness.