Living in the Two Hearts

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2 Mac 12: 40-42a, 43-44, 46

40 Then under the tunic of every one of the dead they found sacred tokens of the idols of Jamnia, which the law forbids the Jews to wear. And it became clear to all that this was why these men had fallen. 41 So they all blessed the ways of the Lord, the righteous Judge, who reveals the things that are hidden; (cf. Mt 10:26 – Divine Mercy connection)

42 and they turned to prayer, beseeching that the sin which had been committed might be wholly blotted out… 43 He also took up a collection, man by man, to the amount of two thousand drachmas of silver, and sent it to Jerusalem to provide for a sin offering. In doing this he acted very well and honorably, taking account of the resurrection.

44 For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen would rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead…46 Therefore he made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sin.

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