March 25, 2007

What You Are Now

I was really moved during today's readings. All 3 of them: boom, boom, boom. A consistent theme of His forgiveness. Above all, it is not who you used to be, what you were last year, what you did one hour ago, it's what you will do from this point forward. Seek out His forgiveness via the Sacrament of Confession. The Lord is searching the horizon for you. He wants you to come back and so do we.

If your Lenten resolution are not going so well, it's not too late.

Father quoted from Leviticus in his Homily today and I thought of SOMEONE and smiled.

Here are the readings for today. Year C:

Isaiah 43: 16 - 21


Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters,
who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick:
"Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
The wild beasts will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people,
the people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise. "


Philippians 3: 8 - 14

Indeed I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as refuse, in order that I may gain Christ
and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, based on law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith;
that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
that if possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.


John 8: 1 - 11


Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
Early in the morning he came again to the temple; all the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them.
The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst
they said to him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery.
Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such. What do you say about her?"
This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.
And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, "Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her."
And once more he bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.
But when they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the eldest, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.
Jesus looked up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did he say about me?

~ Leviticus, keeper of the breadcrust

March 25, 2007 4:54 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

LKOTBC:

Father quoted from Leviticus to emphasize how deadly serious the law about stoning for adultery was.

Strangely, there was no mention of breadcrust; must be a different chapter.

March 25, 2007 7:15 PM  

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