After looking through the readings for this week’s Mass, one question that came to me was: if we deny God, does that mean God denies us, or that we won’t be saved? In the second reading from the second letter of St. Paul to Timothy, the author states “This saying is trustworthy: if we have died with him we shall also live with him; if we persevere we shall also reign with him. But if we deny him he will deny us. If we are unfaithful he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself.” From being raised in a Catholic household and attending Catholic school my whole life, I have always been taught that God remains with us no matter what. I think that pertains to this reading because no matter what someone may be going through, good or bad, God is always with them, even though at times it may not seem like it. There have been times throughout my life that where I became unfaithful and questioned God, but even though I was unfaithful, God remained faithful, which has demonstrated to me that I can always put my trust in God. But the reading says that if we if we deny Jesus, he will deny us, but “if we are unfaithful he remains faithful because he cannot deny himself.” The way I look at it is that God made each and everyone one of us in his image and likeness, so if we deny his creation, we are denying him. That doesn’t mean we can’t be saved, though. God loves each one of his individual creations and though there might be times when we deny him, God wants our faith in him to remain strong. Keeping a strong faith and remembering that God has a reason for all that is done will ultimately bring us closer to God.
Published on: Oct 17, 2019 8:40:03 AM