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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 2, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Ezekiel 18:21-28
Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7bc-8
Matthew 5:20-26

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

If You, O Lord, laid bare our guilt, Lord, who could survive?
But with You is found forgiveness, for this we revere You. (Psalm 130:1-2)

Guilt and forgiveness are words which are characteristic themes of this liturgical season. One theme speaks about the normal condition of sinful man, the other of the nature and essence of our loving God.

There is a strange twist however, in that man is no longer acting "normal" having been desensitized to sin. He feels no guilt, no longer needs forgiveness, is in no need, or so he thinks, of a Savior.

By acts of prayer, penance and almsgiving this Lent, let us grieve and repent not only for our own sins, but for the sins of our anesthetized, but mortally wounded, world.

"I do not wish the sinner to die, says the Lord, but to turn to me and live."

- Donna Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hughes dot net)

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