During Lent it is important to humble yourself. Many people remain blind to God’s love, although everyone feels it. Lent is a time to sacrifice something important to you, to open your eyes to the thing that’s been important to you all along. The prophet Micah reminds us of a “God who removes guilt and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance.” The story of the Prodigal Son reminds us that when we turn away from sin and embrace God, he rejoices that we were dead and have come back to life. In both readings, we learn the importance of feeling God’s love no matter how far away from it we stray. That though we may not recognize his love at the start, it will be there for us at the end. Although his love is with us always, it is up to us on how closely we embrace it.
We tend to overthink things, which eventually leads to the overlooking of God’s love. We all get so spun up in day to day activities that we forget to look at the basic building blocks of peace. The quiet on a ride home. Or the exact opposite. Those moments of personal peace are different for everyone. Yet they are always going to be the simplest examples of God’s love.
Music: Kathrin by Sascha Ende