Living in the Two Hearts

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ASH Wednesday…today’s readings

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on February 25, 2009

ASH Wednesday

Today’s reading is rather well fit to my last post.  Again, I’ll go section by section, with connections in between: Joel 2:12-18, NAB; 2 Cor 5:20-6:2

12 Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;

20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us…

13 Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment.

…We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

14 Perhaps He will again relent and leave behind Him a blessing, Offerings and libations for the LORD, your God.

21 For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God…

15 Blow the trumpet in Zion! proclaim a fast, call an assembly;  16 Gather the people, notify the congregation; Assemble the elders, gather the children  and the infants at the breast; Let the bridegroom quit his room, and the bride her chamber.

…Working together with Him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain.

17 Between the porch and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep, And say, “Spare, O LORD, your people, and make not your heritage a reproach, with the nations ruling over them! Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?'”

2 For He says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

18 Then the LORD was stirred to concern for his land and took pity on his people.

Pay close attention.  His words are CLEAR and VERY obvious.  Repent, Believe with your WHOLE HEART and know that our God is LOVE and MERCY.  But remember:

“He who refuses to pass through the door of My Mercy must pass through the door of My Justice.” ~Faustina Diary,§1146

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