A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Wednesday 10 February

Joel 2:12-18, 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2, Ps.51, Matthew 6:1-16, 16-18

Ash Wednesday

Lent is the season for repentance, a word which is nowhere better defined than by the prophet Joel in today’s 1st Reading. “Come back to me with all your heart.” “Coming back” involves a “turning.” turning away from our own selfish, ego-centred lives and turning towards our God who “..is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, rich in faithful love…” It’s a turning of the “heart” that God asks for: “Tear your hearts and not your clothes..” This Lent let us all resolve to seek the Lord with all our hearts.

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