Saturday March 2
Second Week of Lent
Crown of kindness and compassion
  • Micah 7:14-15,18-20
  • Psalm 103:1-4,9-12
  • Luke 15:1-3,11-32

Historically, people were crowned when they were in high places of authority. The crown was an acknowledgment of someone reaching the highest point. There was a sense of responsibility and duty. We have got so accustomed to seeing a crown in that light that when the Psalmist refers to one being crowned with kindness and compassion, it is not easily understood. And yet, the psalms speak about the kindness and mercy of our King (God) towards his people. Our God has pardoned our sins, healed our diseases and spared us from a life away from his presence. He does not always rebuke us, or hold his anger against us for long. He does not hold our sins against us nor treat us according to our sinfulness.

He has removed our sinfulness completely and crowned us with that same kindness and compassion. He expects us in turn to relate to others with that same kindness and compassion that he has given to us. Do we wear our crown of kindness and compassion daily?

PRAYER: Abba Father, may I seek your guidance throughout my life’s journey. Amen.

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