Friday, Third Week of Lent

Friday, March 20

Friday, Third Week of Lent


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Giving gifts to someone we love is natural. And so is showing favors, with the desire to obtain something back. Offering things to God, giving something to him is perceived by many people as a religious obligation and even more as an act of love.

Prophet Hosea calls people to conversion. Return to the Lord and manifest it not just by performing actions (like bringing sacrificial animals). Give him the most precious thing you have. Surprisingly, these are our words: Take with you words, and return to the LORD; Say to him, “Forgive all iniquity, and receive what is good“. Words not as a cheap babbling, but honest gift of the whole person. Not words used to hide what is uncomfortable, to put up masks and make us appear differently than we are. Rather, words that disclose who we really are.

What do I say to God during these days? What type of life do I present to him with my words?