Friday, March 20, 2020

The Public Sinner heard about God's Mercy and believes.

"O God, be merciful to me a sinner." (Luke 18: 13).

Saturday 21st March 2020 of the 3rd week of Lent. Our Gospel today is the narrative of the Pharisee and the Public Sinner. What are the lessons for us on this mid point of Lent.

#1 The Pharisee educated in theology and spirituality does not know the God he claims to serve. Jesus came to call the sinner and not the righteous. Heaven rejoices exceedingly over one sinner who repents. "It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice." (Hosea 6: 6).

#2 The Publican no doubt guilty as accused like the Good Thief beside Jesus on the Cross at Calvary has heard about the extraordinary mercy of God. He believes what he heard and came to the Temple to seek out the God of all mercies and the Father of every consolation. He seeks and found what he sought and went home transformed and justified.

Do you believe that God may be speaking to you now to believe in His mercies and come to Him for Reconciliation in this Lent?

Harden not your hearts today,
but listen to the voice of the Lord.

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