February 27, 2018 Tuesday of the 2nd Week in Lent-B

Isaiah 1:10, 16-20

Psalm 50

Matthew 23:1-12

 Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord… Isaiah 1:18

Lord, isn’t this the whole idea about Lent?  Your prophet urges his readers to set things right by washing themselves clean.  He calls us to cease doing evil and to learn to do good.  Justice is to become our priority by taking up the cause of the widow and orphan.   All sounds so easy.  But in my heart, Lord, I know it is not so easy.  My thoughts, words and deeds can be uplifting and pure and good or they can be dark, evil and sinful.   The choice is mine.  But I am not alone in my Lenten journey.  You walk with me every step of the way.  You encourage me to embrace the mercy you offer.  Together I believe we can indeed “set things right.”  Lent is not about beating myself up because of my sin.  It is about seeking a new beginning in my relationship with you.  You desire with all your heart to wash me clean and to hold me close.  Thank you, Lord for this opportunity to make things right with you, myself and those around me.  Jesus, I trust in you.  Amen.