Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday of the Fourth Week
The last few verses from the first reading from Wisdom are very important for us to consider at any time of year, but are particularly crucial for us to reflect on during the Lenten season. How many of us will also say to ourselves “the Lord has forsaken me” or “my Lord has forgotten me?”  Yet, most of us rarely, if ever, doubt our mother’s love for us. Why is God’s love any different? Is it because we can clearly see our mother’s affection, while God’s love manifests in different ways entirely? Whatever the reason, we have to remember that the love God holds for us transcends any other. God never abandons us. Yes, we all have those moments when we feel as though God has left us in the dark. But then, we must realize we simply could not see Him because we did not open our eyes. God is always waiting for us to come to Him. We just have to make the first move.  As today’s Psalm says, “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him.” If we only reach out to God, we will see He is always with us.
Lord, please help us to see Your blessings in every part of our lives today. Guide us back to You and remind us of the love we so often forget.  

Allie Novak, ‘17

First Reading: Isaiah 49:8-15
Psalm 145:8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18
Gospel: John 5:17-30
Daily Scripture readings can be found online at the USCCB website

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