Reading I: Ezekiel 1:1-6
Responsorial: Psalms 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
Gospel: Luke 8:16-18
There is a salutary warning in this short passage which always is with me.
Jesus is really laying it on the line, everything we do and say shall be made known and we shall have to give an account of it all. If there is a God, then there must be justice and that justice must be fully known and seen.
Thanks be to God, He is also a merciful God who does nor punish as we deserve. There will be a lot of very important people who shall have to give accounts of their behavior in the way they ruled the nations etc. But we also have to give account of the actions and non actions we did towards other people.
I think the first thing I shall say to Jesus when I meet him shall be, "Lord have mercy on me and forgive me my foolishness." There is little else we can say. At that time there shall be no justifying what we did. We shall see our actions as they really are......nothing to hide behind. Ouch!