Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursday in Lent 3

So, which do you think will have the final word: sin or grace?

I should think that our answer to that question would profoundly affect the way we live.

Do we live as though sin will prevail--fearful, defensive, anxious, dreading, despairing?

Or do we live as though grace will prevail--hopeful, open, expectant, trustful, rejoicing?

If we say we believe one yet act as though we believed the other, what is out of whack and why?

What, in us, needs healing and transformation?

Keep watch over your Church, O Lord, with your unfailing love; and, since it is grounded in human weakness and cannot maintain itself without your aid, protect it from all danger, and keep it in the way of salvation; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

--the BB

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