Humbleness is as useful as the salt added in food, and can overcome the power of many sins. And if we do achieve it, we will become sons of God, allowing us to sit next to Him, even if we didn’t do anything else but being humble. Because without humbleness, everything, all our virtues and all our deeds are in vain.
When a doctor makes a surgical intervention and the patient, because of the pain, reacts and tears off all the bandages and hits the doctor, what will he say? That he didn’t do the surgery in order to harm him but to cure him. The patient’s reaction can bring him his death. We act the same when we react to God’s tests that he sends for our own good. We should accept pain, suffering and sorrow, as a cure from God. We should endure the pain, the difficulty of our work and thank Him, be grateful and accept that our Father doesn’t make errors.
Believing that love is only about a sentimental story that leads to a sexual relationship, for fun and pleasure, these teenagers are suffering a disillusion. Actually, this is what television has taught our teenagers to claim, and these are the mental abilities, emotional and affective readiness, practical and affective abilities that television has modelled.
Our confession should be done trusting in God’s forgiveness, and not in despair as that of Cain who said “My punishment is greater than I can bear” (Genesis 4: 13). In a similar way, Judas confessed before the bishops that he had sold innocent blood, but it served for nothing because he didn’t believe in the power of his confession.