These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Thursday, 23 March 2023 00:00

Thursday, Week IV, Lent

Responsorial Psalm  (Psalm 106)
R. Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.
Our fathers made a calf in Horeb and adored a molten image; They exchanged their glory for the image of a grass-eating bullock. R.
They forgot the God who had saved them, who had done great deeds in Egypt, Wondrous deeds in the land of Ham, terrible things at the Red Sea. R.
Then he spoke of exterminating them, but Moses, his chosen one, Withstood him in the breach to turn back his destructive wrath. R.

According to the Scriptures, at times it’s necessary to remind God about the promise . . . to remind God about mercy. In fact, that is just what Moses does when God threatens to wipe out the people because of their sins and to start all over again. Surely, Lent is a reminder for us about our sins, but Lent is also a reminder to God about the mercy and the promise.

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