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St. Clement on Repentance | HOMILY

The measure of your giving will be the measure of your receiving." St. Clement of Rome reflects on repentance and forgiveness throughout salvation history. If we review the various ages of history, we will see that in every generation, the Lord has offered the opportunity of repentance to any who were willing to turn to him. When Noah preached God's message of repentance, all who listened to him were saved. Jonah told the Ninevites they were going to be destroyed, but when they repented, their prayers gained God's forgiveness for their sins, and they were saved. God wants all his beloved ones to have the opportunity to repent. We should be humble in mind, putting aside all arrogance, pride, and foolish anger. We should act in accordance with the Scriptures. The wise man must not glory in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the rich man in his riches. Rather, let him who glories glory in the Lord, by seeking what is right and just. Recall especially what the Lord Jesus said when he taught gentleness and forbearance. "Be merciful," he said, "so that you may have mercy shown to you. Forgive so that you may be forgiven. As you treat others, so will you be treated. As you give, so will you receive. As you judge, so will you be judged. As you are kind to others, so you sill be treated kindly. The measure of your giving will be the measure of your receiving." As Scripture asks, "Whom shall I look upon with favor, except the humble, peaceful man, who trembles at my words?"
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