Advent Series: The Refiner’s Fire

‘He will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver’ – Malachi 3:3

A refiner’s fire melts down the bar of silver or gold, separates out the impurities that ruin its value, burns them up, and leaves the silver and gold intact.

Jesus wishes to do exactly the same in our lives. Remove all the sin and filth that stains us, that makes us impure and unholy.

For too long we have been like gold or silver, very pleasing to the world outside but on the inside, our many sins and impurities have taken us far away from God.

As we near the nativity, let us pray earnestly and ask the Lord to cleanse us from everything impure and make us more and more like Him.

Exercise
Which sin do you keep confessing in the confessional?
Can you make a good confession and pray for grace today as you prepare for the birth of Christ?

About Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa

Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa is currently a senior resident doctor in ENT at Goa Medical College. He hails from Porvorim and is an active member of Couples for Christ India, for over 15 years. Apart from writing for medical journals both national and international, his love and reverence for the teachings of the church inspired him to start writing about the catholic faith. His daily bible reflections offer great encouragement in the lives of many people, both young and old. He aspires to be a Saint and enjoys playing chess and table tennis in his free time.

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