Cut it off!

Those are the words of the Lord in today’s Gospel. Not once, but twice. And he adds: “Pluck it out.”

If your hand or foot or eye causes you to sin, cut it off and pluck it out.

Ouch!

Clear. To the point.

What are doing that you should NOT be doing?

Cut it off! Stop already.Do what you must do to stop doing what you should not be doing.

The message is simple, necessary, urgent.

Jesus said so: “It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire… It is better for you to enter into life crippled than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna… It is better for you to enter into the Kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.” (Mark 9:41-50)

Your choice. Choose well.

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!

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