SATURDAY 2ND WEEK
Nicole Michur, C ‘15
"Who is there like you? The God who will cast into the depths of the sea all our sins."
Lent is as much a time for renewal and hope as it is for sacrifice and meditation on the Lord’s passion and death. It is a time made dark only because of the light and radiance of Christ’s Resurrection at the end of these forty days. Lent is a period when we should prepare for Christ’s victory over death and the reason we all can come into the fullness of life in Heaven; we can now accomplish the goal for which we were created. For most of us at one time or another, this purpose seems utterly unattainable, we think we’re not worthy, not good enough; our sins have irreparably damaged our relationship with God. But Lent is not all about darkness; it is also about the light that shines through despite the shadows. Micah (7:18-20) shows us God is forgiving and our sins are not permanent: the Lord does not “persist in anger, but treads underfoot guilt and pardons sins.” And God has promised to show faithfulness in this to all of you, every single person. No matter what. Because of this, at Easter time, rejoice even more and be glad that you have been forgiven and you can never get to a point of no return. God has promised Himself to you, and He is enough, everything you need. This Lent, take comfort in Jesus’ sorrows and know that even in your deepest despair, you are not alone, for the Lord always provides.
Dear Lord, help me to know your forgiving grace, and in times of need, s how Yourself and all of Your gifts to me, that I might come to realize Your presence in my life and how blessed I am. Amen.
Mi 7: 14-15, 18-20, Ps 103: 1-4, 9-12; Lk 15: 1-3, 11-32