Jesus explains sin and how He loves us even when we sin!
Gospel Reflection for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s gospel, Jesus tells His disciples, “do not be afraid of those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both the body and the soul….” Jesus is telling us that we should try as hard as we can to stay away from sin. When we sin, we hurt God and we also hurt our souls. Even when we sin, Jesus is waiting for us in the Sacrament of Confession so that we can say we are sorry. Jesus forgives us through the priest and our souls are clean and healed.
We like feeling loved, safe, and protected, so Jesus told His disciples, “do not be afraid.” We are safe with Jesus because He loves us, and He will always protect us just like He cares for all of His creation.