The Malice of our sins

Friends in Christ, we stand here at the threshold of Christmas. Without Jesus’ coming on that first Christmas, our human race would be lost. Lost in sin and destined to hell for all eternity. Having chosen the path of sin and separation from the love of God, our first parents were cast forth from paradise. The gate to heaven has been closed and guarded by a cherubim with a flaming sword The Redeemer alone is able to open this door and enter in, to lead us into Paradise, which is heaven.
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Jesus was made Man for one purpose: to suffer and die. From his infancy he began to endure the greatest sorrows that anyone ever suffered. By his divine mind, that infant knew well the malice of every sin, and he also knew the infinite goodness of his Father and how deserving he is to be honored and loved.
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Upon entering the world, this Savior saw arrayed before him the innumerable sins which were to be committed by us: the lies, the hate, the the cruelty – for which he was to suffer and die. All those secret sins of ours, which we would not want our own mother to know – he saw them all, which grieved his Sacred Heart.
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Our Lord once showed to St. Catherine of Sienna the hideousness of a single venial sin; Seeing this before her eyes, she was filled with such dread and sadness, that she fell senseless to the ground.
What then must have been the sorrow of that infant Jesus, when upon his entrance into the world, he saw before him the immense array of all the crimes of our race, for which he was to make satisfaction, so that we might be made holy and enter into Paradise forever.
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O Jesus, how wonderful your coming for us. How much are we now convinced of your love, that you should do this for us. We are your lost sheep, and you come to seek us out. We are ready for your coming. All is prepared.

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