Living in the Two Hearts

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“Prepare Ye the way of the Lord”…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on March 28, 2009

Now that we are in the last three weeks of Lent, I thought I might be appropriate to provide a summary of the writings that have presented themselves over the last few weeks pertaining to the readings at daily Mass.

Remember, Lent IS a time of preparation.  But in this day and age it is safe to state, THIS LENT SPECIFICALLY is a time of preparation as the Church approaches her Passion:

[Jesus] answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.’ 3 And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times… Mt 16:2-3

32  “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. ~Mt 24:32-33

37 As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man. ~Mt 24:37-39

43 But know this, that if the householder had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect. ~Mt 24:43-44

36 But watch at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of man.” ~ Luke 21:36 (cf. Rev 7:13-17)

So, the readings listed below remind us of the need for repentance from our sins, the need to frequent the sacrament of Reconciliation – especially in these final days of Lent as this Sacrament is traditionally made more readily available.  See each as they are given by our Loving Father who only chastises those whom He calls His own.

11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, 12 for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights. ~Prov 3:12

19 Those whom I love, I reprove and chastise. Be earnest, therefore, and repent. ~Rev 3:19

Therefore, we should HOPE in the Lord, for His mercy is overflowing and His Love knows NO BOUNDS.  As a Father welcomes home his wayward son (cf.  Lk 11:15-31), so much more will the God of the universe welcome home wayward sinners who cry out to Him for Mercy!

Further Readings:

Needing Some Divine Mercy?
Ash Wednesday Let Us Begin!
Repent and Believe Part I
Repent and Believe Part II
God Continues to Call Us

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