Q. I find it hard to believe in the vengeance of God.

A. The vengeance of God is totally different to human vengeance. Human vengeance is about getting your own back on somebody. God’s idea of vengeance is to destroy the sin by saving the sinner. Isaiah has a good description of God’s vengeance.

‘Vengeance is coming, the retribution of God; he is coming to save you.’

What a privilege is ours to celebrate God’s infinite mercy in the sacrament of Confession. Mercy keeps no catalogue of past sins.