Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fourth Wednesday of Lent

But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me; my Lord has forgotten me.” Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you.

Sometimes we feel forsaken and abandoned by God. Even Jesus, the Son of God, and God Himself, came to experience this feeling on the cross. And it is this experience that should reassure us. God knows what it feels like to be one of us. He knows it isn’t easy to suffer trials whether physical, emotional, or spiritual in nature. However, He makes it clear time and time again that He will not forget us. He loves us more than any parent could ever love. He wants what is best for us. He doesn’t want us to suffer. He wants to protect us from harm, even from ourselves. He will give us every opportunity to prosper. He will give us every grace we need to survive and to thrive. He will pour out His Divine Mercy so that we might experience His Forgiveness.

Do we feel abandoned by God? What can we do to remind ourselves that He will never forget us? How can we imitate His Love and Mercy when dealing with those who feel forsaken?

O Lord, we know you shall never forget us. Give us the grace to never forget you.


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