O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Set Fire to Sinners

When you have a piece of metal that is covered in hardened dirt, residue, and every kind of stain, taking fire to the metal will make the dirt appear more black, will soften it, and it will wipe right off easily, leaving the metal polished and beautiful-and hot, unlike the coldness it had before. So too when a sinner is covered in sin, Divine Love will make the sin appear more evil than it did before (for it wasn't being compared to anything virtuous but now is), will weaken the grip of sin on the sinner, and will cause the sin to wipe right off in confession, leaving the sinner polished and beautiful-and on fire for the Love of God, unlike the moral coldness that existed before.