Friday 23rd February 2024
To err is human, to forgive divine
  • Ezekiel 18:21-28
  • Psalm 130:1-8
  • Matthew 5:20-26

The Lord does not delight when we continue our wicked ways. He delights when we turn from evil and change our hearts. Let us reflect on the times we have failed to hear God’s voice by breaking the divine law and giving into sin. Instead of continuing with our sins let us reform our lives by breaking the chains of addictions, brokenness, unforgiveness, laziness and complacency for the Lord rejoices when we turn to him as we are. When we connect to God through prayer, thanksgiving and praise we are blessed because we are preserved from sin and led to follow him. The Psalmist gazes on the beauty of God’s law and invites us to obey it fully, not doubtfully but confidently, not reluctantly but readily, not slovenly but carefully, not coldly but earnestly and not fitfully but regularly. In today’s Gospel proclamation, Jesus emphasizes the need for being at peace with the people we have hurt. Let us make things right with those we have offended or hurt. Let us seek forgiveness.

PRAYER: Abba Father, may I forgive others as you forgive me. Amen.

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