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