Readings & Reflections: Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent & St. Peter Regalado, March 30,2017
Israel attempts to equate the meaning of life with “a molten calf.” “They forgot the God who had saved them.” Such forgetfulness results in hostility toward God. Jesus accuses, “You do not have the Father’s word remaining in you.” Remember us, Lord; favor us again. We exchange all false glory.
Heavenly Father, Inspire us to work for human progress, and the preservation of human dignity. Make us your instrument to spread your kingdom in all we do. Make our hearts thirst for Christ, the fountain of living water. Forgive us our sins and direct our steps into the ways of justice and sincerity. Lord, we realize that that the tiny sacrifices we make this Lent can never serve as a real penance in our lives. Help us make our lives be of authentic discipleship in Christ. Fill us with your love and let your love shine out from within us and guide us in this sacred journey toward the Easter joy you offer all of us. In Jesus’ Mighty Name, we pray. Amen.