Today our responsorial psalm talked about crying out to God. What an appropriate psalm response for our current age. Is this not the time we are crying out to God?
There seems to be a whole bunch of reasons to cry to God. The Coronavirus, the economic impact, the delay of celebrations like weddings and funerals. There is more than enough for us to cry to God.
And crying out to God at times like this is precisely what we should be doing. We are stressed and frustrated. We are afraid and perhaps alone. Where better can we turn than to turn to the God that loves us beyond our ability to comprehend.
The word conversion is really about turning at the root meaning of the world. Literally to “turn with”. Imagine how our lives could be different if we really focused on turning with God, turning to God. Imagine how things could be different if we could recognize how much we need to turn away from sin and to turn towards Jesus.
The people bitten by the seraph serpents realized they had gotten into a real mess that they could not fix. Their sin created it, but Jesus forgave it. This is what Lent is supposed to remind us about our lives and Jesus. Let us pray it may be so.
Let us pray.
Dear Jesus, Just like the people in the desert who complained to Moses about their plight, and in so doing sinning, we too can complain to our God about things in a way that lead to our demise as well. But, when we turn to Jesus, we can also find our sinfulness is healed. And so we pray, heal us, O Lord. We make this prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Music: Cheezy Piano Medley by Alexander Nakarada
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