October 23, 2019
For sin is not to have any power over you, since you are not under the law but under grace. (Romans 6:12-18)
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (1850), says this about sin: “Sin sets itself against God’s love for us and turns our hearts away from it.”
The CCC (1996) says this about grace: “Our justification comes from the grace of God. Grace is favor, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God, adoptive sons, partakers of the divine nature and of eternal life.”
So what is Paul telling us in today’s first reading? While we may choose to turn away from God through some of our actions, God will never turn away from us. Whether we deserve it or not, God’s grace flows freely.