Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 3, A.D. 2003
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"But to the penitent he provides a way back,
he encourages those who are losing hope!" (Sirach 17:19)
Heavenly Father, how fitting it is
that your Church has chosen this Scripture today
as we rapidly approach Lent
and the celebration of our Savior's crucifixion
and wondrous resurrection.
As I prepare for this time of sacrifice,
reflection, learning and healing,
please find me a worthy penitent!
Help me to turn away from all sin,
to make my offenses few,
to hate intensely what you loathe!
Yes, I am nothing but dust and ashes,
but count me as one of the living,
hear my cries of praise.
How great is your mercy, O Lord,
for you have provided me a way back
through the blood of your Son.
You give me hope and life everlasting.
- Don Claunch, osf
St. Katharine Drexel, virgin, founder
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