Day Three: Repent
Is something standing between you and your Heavenly Father as you enter into Lent?
Now is the time to open your heart and be fully known by God. Giving up simple pleasures for a time can be a valuable way to focus more fully on Christ and His Passion, but there is an even greater reward in letting God search you and reveal to you an area of your life that is a genuine roadblock to knowing Him better.
Are you frightened of taking that risk? You don't need to be.
There is no darkness too deep for God --- can you imagine the agony He felt as His own Son suffered death on a Cross? You can never be beyond the reach of His mercy. You have only to ask for His forgiveness.
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. For He knows how we are formed, remembers that we are dust. --- Psalms 103:13-14 NAB
Holy Father, thank You for the gift of forgiveness that You purchased for us at such a high price. Help us to receive it --- to live in the hope and freedom that allows us to face our weaknesses. Shine Your Light inside us, dispel the darkness and make us more like Your Perfect Son. Amen
Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States of America, second typical edition copywritten 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970. Confraternity of Christian Doctrines, Inc. Washington, DC.
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