As we start this blessed time of Lent, the Lord is inviting us to do a spring cleaning of our hearts. We are offered a reality to hold on to, using the muscle of faith. The Word of God creates, and when he speaks, it is already done. Through faith, the currency of heaven, we pull it down into our life. The Lord Jesus taught us to pray in the same way he himself spoke to the Father. He invites us to have an identity change first. The Creator God wants us to call him Father! Not that we can ever earn or deserve to be his children, he himself has willed it so. We are invited to see God as
he is (higher and above all earthly troubles), and to see ourselves as God sees us, as his beloved sons and daughters, called to expand the Kingdom territory on earth. As children, we know that the Father meets all our needs and protects us from the lies of the enemy. We can forgive others because he first loved us and has forgiven all our sins on the cross. Let us be loving and merciful to those around us.
Prayer: Abba Father, help me to love those around me, by taking your love and mercy to those who cannot love me back. Amen.