Colossians 3:5-6 Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly: immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and the greed that is idolatry. Because of these the wrath of God is coming (upon the disobedient).
- “My child, take care to remain pure through the sacrament of reconciliation and through the practice of discipline. Your evil tendencies may only be conquered through vigilance. Persist, my child. When you fail, throw yourself on my mercy and keep trying. Those who persist to the end will be rewarded. Those who persist in evil will know my wrath. Child this will be a terrible thing to see, and for the unrepentant it will be a terrible thing to bear. But my faithful ones I will carry in the crook of my arm like little children. Be faithful, my child, and you will know true peace.”
- Lord, your wrath is terrible indeed, but sin is truly hideous. If you will rid the world of its current evil and idolatry, and if you r wrath is the only means left as a final act of your mercy, then give your children faith and grace to endure to the end. Lord save us! Amen. “
- Child I am near.”