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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 5, A.D. 2003

Joel 2:12-18
Psalm 51:3-6,12-14,17
2 Corinthians 5:20--6:2
Matthew 6:1-6,16-18


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Even now, says the Lord, return to Me with your whole heart . . ."

This passage is heard every year on Ash Wednesday and it is one of the great delights of my heart. In it, God sings to us, woos us to Him and calls us home.

"Rend your hearts not your garments." We have chased the illusions of the world. We have consorted with the easy ways of following our appetites and desires. Regrets must follow when you have followed a pale spectre when you could have been following a real star, a blinding Sun.

Repent. Rethink your life and come to the realization that though you wish to be close, you have placed a gulf between yourself and God. And then pray God for the strength to leap that gulf. Pray God for a good Lent that will bring you ever closer to His all-abiding love.

And God will have pity on His people and call them close.

O, praise the Lord for He is Good, His Love endures forever.

- JuandelaCruz, T.O.Carm (sriddle415@yahoo.com)

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Ash Wednesday


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