Friday, February 24, 2012
Lent: Come back to me
Lent is a season of being invited by God in a deeply personal way. “Come back to me, with all of your heart,” our Lord beckons. "We will," we respond, but we aren’t quite ready yet, our hearts are not prepared. We want to squirm, evade, avoid. Our souls not yet perfect. We are not ready for God to love us.
Yes, of course we want to have a deeper relationship with God, we tell ourselves earnestly. And we will....Soon. God calls to us again: Come back to me, with all of your heart.
Ok, ok, I really will. Just a few more things to do. Let me spend a little more time in prayer first. Let me get to Reconciliation. Let me clean my room, get my life in order. Sell my yoke of oxen. Check a field I have purchased....
Come back to me, with all of your heart.