Saturday, March 19

leaves of lent

Lent is about transformation and re-dedication.  The OT reading today is from Ezekiel, which says that a wicked man who turns from evil and does good will not be judged by his past wrongs, but rather by the present good.  Similarly, a righteous man who strays from the path and lives in inequity will pay the price for it...his past good will not mitigate his present evil deeds.

It is never too late to turn back, never too late to fall off the path.  As Sirach says, "Before man is life and death; and whether him liketh shall be given him.".

All those who come to the Lord do so in their own time, not on our time-tables.  What matters is that they DO turn over that leaf, that they reconcile themselves with the Divine and make the change in their hearts.  By the same token, we are all mortal, fallible creatures who are easily distracted, misguided and deluded. 

We can all fall...if we wish to.

It IS our choice - life or death.

Thanks be to God.

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