Day 4 – Come back to me
Perhaps we have noticed the common theme of REPENTANCE among the three parables that Jesus told in the Gospel of Luke chapter 15.
After telling the parable of the lost sheep, Jesus said,
"I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance."
"In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
Repentance is a vitally important gateway to our Father’s House.
"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news."
As we continue this Lenten journey, it is fitting for us to focus on our repentance. Receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation allows us to get on the right track. It is important to get a head start in this process. A good beginning is half the battle won!
"Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick do; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance."
Do you believe that you are as precious as all the saints and holy people in God's eyes?
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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It’s my lack of faith in God that I do consider myself not worthy for His forgiveness when I have repeatedly committed the same kind of misdeeds. I pray to our Father to give me strength for my inner conversion to truly repent and trust in His compassionate love for each and everyone of us.
Dear God, I am deeply sorry for offending you often, kindly give me strength and courage to resist every evil. Amen.
Lord Jesus i am not worthy of your love. I keep falling into my sins. I felt guilty each time i gossip, judge, unable to love and understand the people around me.
Help me Lord in all my ways. Give me the grace to understand in my ministry even though i see things was not done correctly.
Nothing is holding me back from turning to God to receive forgiveness and healing as I know God is merciful. His mercy is like an ocean. I believe that I am as precious as all the Saints and holy people in God’s eyes.