Now is the Day of Salvation!

2 Corinthians 6:1-2

Working together with him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

To all those who feel hesitant to approach God because you feel unworthy, or are held back by nameless jitters from entering the Catholic Church, or are convinced that God can’t ever forgive that unspeakable thing you did once, today’s verse is loud and clear:  You are acceptable to God in Christ.  Now.  Today.  Take a step.  Now is the day of salvation.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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