It is not too late
Perhaps we have lived many years with scarcely a thought about faith or religion.
Perhaps we are moving steadily in well-worn ruts of sin.
Perhaps we have done terrible, terrible things.
Perhaps we have made our lives and thought process so complex that we feel stuck.
But we do not need to be stuck.
Mental, emotional, and practical entanglements can be loosed.
We can be forgiven.
We can be pulled out of our ruts.
Faith and the ways of God can be ours.
It is not too late.
In today’s first reading (Joel 2:12-18), God says this:
Even now, says the LORD,
return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;
Rend your hearts, not your garments,
and return to the LORD, your God.
For gracious and merciful is he,
slow to anger, rich in kindness,
and relenting in punishment.
May God give us the grace that frees us from the traps we have made and the obstacles that the world sets before us.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, be merciful to me – a sinner.
Free me, Lord.
Make me walk through this world in Your path.