You can be his master

February 16, 2015 8:59 am

“So the LORD said to Cain: ‘Why are you so resentful and crestfallen. If you do well, you can hold up your head; but if not, sin is a demon lurking at the door: his urge is toward you, yet you can be his master.’” (Gn 4: 5-7)

From the beginning of our creation, we were invited to be masters: “Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the tame animals, all the wild animals, and all the creatures that crawl on the earth.” As we see, not only do we have mastery over the creatures but also, after our fall, we have mastery over sin. Sometimes we feel like we are under heavy attack, the “demon is lurking at the door, his urge is toward us,” but God’s promise and grace always support us—“yet you can be his master.” It is good to remember that we alone are weak, but with Jesus we are so strong.

“I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord; no one comes to the Father except through me.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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