THURSDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY
Thursday, March 2
Justin Collins
Class of 2018
President of Campus Ministry

 

 Season of Surrender                                             

 

“If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I enjoin on you today, loving Him, and walking in His ways, and keeping His commandments, statues, and decrees, you will live and grow numerous and the Lord, your God, will bless you in the land you are entering to occupy.”  -Deuteronomy 30: 15-16

 

Surrender. It began with the words we heard yesterday, “Repent and believe in the Gospel.”

 

One day after Ash Wednesday, the start of another reflective season of Lent, we are reminded every year of the importance of this time. It is time to open ourselves up, turning to the Lord, asking for forgiveness, as well as seeking the graces needed for ourselves or for those who are most in need.

 

Surrender. Will you surrender this Lent? Year after year the Lenten message is to turn to God, but is this the time? Is this the year you fully open your heart to the Lord? Surrender. In the book of Deuteronomy  Moses explains, if you keep the Lords commandments and follow Him, we will be blessed.

 

Christ, in His total surrender on the cross, is calling us to surrender ourselves this Lent.  Surrender, not in despair, but in the love and hope we are promised, and we must be ready to receive.

 

My brothers and sisters, may we, on this second day of Lent, find peace in the hope and love of God, trusting Him and opening ourselves up to surrender. For life with Christ is a wonderful adventure. Amen.

 

Dt 30: 15-20       Ps 1: 1-2. 3. 4 and 6        Lk 9: 22-25