“We are all Frauds Before God”

One of the overwhelming aspects of being a deacons wife who is active in the parish is all of the praise that I, along with deacon, receive from parishioners. I feel so undeserving.

Jesus has my number,

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.(Mt. 23:27-28).

This fear that my soul resembles a rotting corpse and not the pure and sweet smelling soul of a saint, descended on me as I was preparing dinner last night. I said to my husband, “I feel like a fraud.

My favorite deacon gave me a hug and said quietly,

We are all frauds before God.

That statement is quite profound, but I don’t want to be a fraud. I want to be a saint of God. I know. I know. Pray without ceasing. Fight the good fight. Persevere to the end.

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Deacons in the News, but not in a good way. From the Chicago Sun Times

Former deacon: I stole more than $317,000 from West Chicago church

“A former Catholic church deacon and business manager who admitted he stole more than $317,000 from his West Chicago church was sentenced Monday to six years in prison.” Continue reading here.

We really need to pray for this poor deacon. Note: he is still a deacon, by virtue of his ordination, even though his faculties to minister have been taken away.

I can’t imagine stealing from anyone, much less a Church, but we are all drawn to sin everyday.

We are all frauds before God. Indeed.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry and I have been married 39 years. But the deacon’s wife gig is a new twist. Larry was ordained in August of 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren. The oldest grandchild is ten and the youngest is three. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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3 Responses to “We are all Frauds Before God”

  1. LeAnn says:

    I like it when you say unfinished Christian. Not a fraud! Just not done yet.

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  3. jeff says:

    ISIAIh 41 BRING forth your IDOLS did they PREACH to you see they can’t speak they can’t DO ANYTHING all they do is cause confusion. Jeremiah 10 they nil hier IDOL down like a scarecrow it can’t move cant speak can’t move must be carried these are nothing but the WORK of CON men.john 10 jesus christ sais his sheep hear his voice and another voice thy will not follow and if another person tries to preach to tem they WILL FLEE from him. jeremiah 5 the priests bear rule on thier own authority what will you do when your judged my word is not inside them. Now here is the kicker john 5 son of man voice goes back in time mathew 16 jesus christ claims to be th son of man.‎1 cor2 mind of CHRIST preached internally and john 16 sais the spirit of truth comes in the future. Ezekiel 13 lying prophets of ISRAEL my word is not inside them saying god sais god sais god sais wrote hoping mankind would CONFIRM thier WORDS. all of this is EASILY verifiable.

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