Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Third Wednesday of Lent

“‘This great nation is truly a wise and intelligent people.’ For what great nation is there that has gods so close to it as the LORD, our God, is to us whenever we call upon him? Or what great nation has statutes and decrees that are as just as this whole law which I am setting before you today? However, take care and be earnestly on your guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live, but teach them to your children and to your children’s children.”

When we listen to and put into practice God’s commandments to love Him with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strengths and to love our neighbors as He loves them, then we become truly wise and intelligent people. By doing so, we let God enter into our lives and be close to us. He has give us this Way, Truth, and Life for a reason and the reason is this: to become living sacraments of His Love, Mercy, and Grace to all the world. Becoming signs that not only show people that God is Good, but also bring that goodness about through our thoughts, words, and works. However, in order for us to fulfill God’s Divine Plan of Love, we have to be on our guard, to remember everything God has done for us, and teach other generations to do the same.

Do we listen to and put into practice God’s commandments to love Him and His children? What do we do to make God the center of our lives? How do we answer the call to be vigilant in our faith, courageous in our hope, and constant in our loving proclamation of the Good News to all?

O Lord, make us into truly wise and intelligent people.


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