Greetings! Have a very blessed Lent.
“Obedience is better than sacrifice.” This a quote from I Samuel 15 that we read at Mass today. God wants our hearts. He wants to impress on us the great reward that comes from obeying Him fully–even when it makes us feel uncomfortable. If there is anything holding us back, Lord , help us trust in You COMPLETELY.
“The just will flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a Lebanon cedar, planted in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. “ This Entrance Antiphon from today’s Mass is my prayer. I want to be firmly planted in the Lord’s house and flourish and grow there.
O Lord, we pray that throughout this day we may see what needs to be done and have the strength to to do it. Amen.
When we are praying for people it is important to know that God may not always answer our prayer, but He will never withhold His love. Continue to pray. Persist, Trust. Believe.
We read in Luke 5 today about the healing of the man with leprosy. Jesus told him that He would heal him, and He tells us we too will be healed when we come to Him in the Sacrament of reconciliation. He is always willing to touch us, to forgive us, to heal us and bring us back to the Father. Lord, help me to put myself fully in your hands.
In the Gospel of Luke 5:12 we read about Jesus healing a leper, and it helps us who have the disease of sin, in seeking healing. He tells us that He will touch us and forgive us and heal us. Help me to put myself FULLY into Your Hands, Jesus.