Archive for 'Penance'

Penance Before Healing

Luke 5: 17-26 Is 35: 1-10/ Ps 85: 9-14 When Jesus saw their faith, He said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 5:20) Seek forgiveness, and be purified, Let our spirit first be made clean; Our pleas for healing will be denied If we are paralyzed by sin. One day, while Jesus was teaching inside […]

Impenitence: A Heart of Stone

Matthew 11: 20-24 Ex 2:1-15a / Psa 69 Then Jesus began to criticize openly the cities in which He had done many of His miracles, because they had not repented. (Matthew 11:20) Those who don’t know how to listen Will find it hard to feel remorse; Read the Word as it is written: Repentance is […]

The Cleansing

John 13: 1-15 Ex 12:1-8,11-14 /1Cor 11:23-26/Psa 116 . . . you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. (John 13:15) An act that seems so undignified Can bring about reconciliation, Nothing can counter the sin of pride As humble […]

Stark Contrasts

John 12: 1-11 Isa 42:1-7 / Ps 27:1-3,13-14 You will always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me. (John 12:8) Darkness and light, sunshine and rain, Life’s a journey of joy and sorrow; Laugh away tears, bear with the pain: There will always be hope tomorrow. Six days before the […]

Stark Contrasts

John 12: 1-11 Isa 42:1-7 / Ps 27:1-3,13-14 You will always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me. (John 12:8) Darkness and light, sunshine and rain, Life’s a trip of joy and sorrow; Laugh away tears, bear with the pain: Trust God, there is hope tomorrow. Six days before the […]

Pray for Penance, Provision & Peace

Matthew 6: 7-15 Is 55: 10-11/ Ps 34: 4-7, 16-19 If you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you either. (Matthew 6:15) When Jesus taught us how to pray It was to help our faith increase; So seek the Father’s help today, Pray for penance, provision and peace. (Jesus said), “When you […]