Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/031515-fourth-sunday-lent.cfm
Brothers and sisters: God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, brought us to life with Christ — by grace you have been saved —, raised us up with him, and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast. For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.
Today is Laetare Sunday – which means Rejoice! We take a step out of our Penitential season of Lent to Rejoice in our glorious and gracious God! His grace has saved us – so nothing we do can bring us to heaven. Jesus died to save us. You and me and He asks nothing in return but our love, faithfulness and obedience. His love for us will never end. No wonder we take today to Rejoice in His goodness. Do you rejoice?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of your Son. Today I choose to Rejoice in you and your love. Help me to remember that I am created in your image and reflect you in all I do. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen
Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!