A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Collapse and restoration

Thus says the Lord in today’s first reading (Hosea 14:2-10):

You have collapsed through your guilt.

Sometimes we feel that way with particular intensity: collapsed, guilty.

But in today’s first reading the Lord also promises restoration and healing for the truly penitent: not simple restoration of what we may have had, but perfect fulfillment of what we ought to be.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, be merciful to me – a sinner.