Thought for the Day – 29 September – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
The Death of the Sinner
“The Sinner must also die.
For him death is really terrible.
Imagine him lying on his deathbed, instinctively aware, that his life is over.
The past will rise up to reproach him, a past full of sin and of ingratitude towards his Creator and Redeemer.
The plans which he has centred around profit, ambition and honour, will have vanished like smoke.
His friends, will have either deserted him, or will be at hand, to utter useless words, which will have no power to comfort him.
Now he must stand alone, alone before God!
What will happen, at that moment?
Perhaps, despair will overcome his soul, as it overcame the soul of Judas?
Perhaps, the innumerable graces which he has despised, will tip the balance of Divine Justice towards the abyss of damnation?
Or, will a final ray of mercy pierce his tired mind, burning with remorse, so that, with it’s last throb, his poor heart will torn towards God and implore His pardon?
Who can say?
It is certain, however, that of the two thieves dying beside the Cross of our Redeemer, only one heard Him say:
“This day, you will be with me in Paradise!”
The other, remained obdurate in his sin.
It is the height of stupidity, to wait to be converted, at the hour of death!”
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Merci, Chère Anna, de ces pieuses pensées et de toutes ces richesses spirituelles.
Le cardinal BACCI est une merveilleuse source de méditation.
Cet article vient bien à propos puisqu’un de mes frères (de Marie, oncle de Pauline) vient d’être admis en réanimation.
Permettez-nous de vous demander l’aide de vos prières.
Avec nos remerciements et nos pauvres prières.
Pauline et Marie
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Yes indeed, Cardinal Bacci leads us so well to contemplate the very greatly needed aspects of our pilgrimage here, in this vale of tears.
I am so sorry to hear about your brother and Pauline’s Uncle’s illness.
My humble prayers will be offered for him daily. Please let me know his name and keep us informed of his condition.
Praying with you always dear Marie and Pauline. 🙏🙏
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Let us pray 🙏