Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/081816.cfm
Thus says the LORD: I will prove the holiness of my great name, profaned among the nations, in whose midst you have profaned it. Thus the nations shall know that I am the LORD, says the Lord GOD, when in their sight I prove my holiness through you. For I will take you away from among the nations, gather you from all the foreign lands, and bring you back to your own land. I will sprinkle clean water upon you to cleanse you from all your impurities, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you, taking from your bodies your stony hearts and giving you natural hearts. I will put my spirit within you and make you live by my statutes, careful to observe my decrees. You shall live in the land I gave your ancestors; you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
His name is being profaned in so many lands. He seems to be telling us now that He will be back to reclaim His land. He will prove His holiness and we shall all be cleansed. There is hope for us, even today. Do not wait for the Lord to come to be cleansed. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available in your nearest Catholic Church. Visit the Lord and be cleansed. Do not wait, it may be too late!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, make me clean, wash away my inequities so that all I do, I do for you. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
I will pour clean water on you and wash away all your sins.