Are You Doing Penance?
A sign of “gathering with Jesus, Our Good Shepherd”? Because, He said “unless you gather with Me, you are scattering”, as 5 foolish virgins in the parable, who could not enter. The narrow path, the narrow gate is the way: penance, the world does not want to hear. Self-denial, the crosses, men seek to avoid. We need to hear Our Lord, His voice is what His sheep hear and follow, a “stranger’s voice they will not hear or follow.” or Saying No to our selves is making room for Christ to extend God’s Kingdom in our souls, or are we caught along with the drift of the godless environment that seeks self-glory? Is Christ’s presence felt in your awareness? Are you His followers in true Faith, pure Faith that is, in your deeds? with prayers for you that prayers bring fruit. – Fr. Stephen, o.f.m.