Posted by: livingscripture | March 30, 2011

Third Tuesday of Lent

From the Word of the Day


Your ways, O Lord, make known to me; teach me your paths.  Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior.

                         Psalm 25: 4-5                                                                 


How should we live this Word


Today’s psalm invites us to ask the Lord for something that is extremely important, to know His ways.  We ask for the knowledge to know what He wants.  This certainly does not increase His omnipotence and glory but is for our own benefit.  The psalm underlines the fact that the Lord is the God of my salvation and if I let myself be guided by Him, I realize that which is most beautiful in life, to follow a road of truth and not of lies.


True authenticity of any man or woman coincides with fulfilling God’s design and this is consonant with the deepest needs of our true human nature.  I need love more than any other thing and God’s ways, that is God’s law, tell me to LOVE.  I need to feel forgiven of my sins and weaknesses.  God tells me, ‘I forgive you but for your own good, you too must forgive.’ 


God is love and mercy to such an extent that ‘He makes the sun to rise on the good and the bad,’ for He neither discriminates nor excludes anyone from His love.  He teaches me with the law, the prophets, and above all, with the Gospel of Jesus in regard to the truth.  God is merciful with me and therefore I must be merciful toward others.


Today in my pause for silent contemplation, I will recall my constant need for God’s mercy and I will verify the extent of my mercy toward others.


Lord, help me to find quiet time in my day to think of Your mercy and beg You to give me a merciful heart.


The voice of Blessed Gaetano Errico


At all times we must deeply adore the dispositions of God’s will, but most especially in these dangerous times, so that His will may always be done in us.

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