June 16, Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lord, forgive the wrong I have done. — Psalm 32 (cf. 5)
Mass Readings: 2 Samuel 12:7-10,13/Galatians 2:16,19-21/Luke 7:36–8:3 or 7:36-50
David & Me
A line from today’s first reading cuts a little too close for comfort: “And if this were not enough, I could count up for you still more.” The prophet Nathan is speaking to King David, pointing out just some of the things the Lord has done for him. And then, after that one verse, he goes on to note the bad things, the evil deeds, the sins, David has done despite receiving so many blessings.
Been there; done that . . . and that . . . and that. So many blessings, so many gifts, so many graces, and still a turning away. A selfishness. A sin. But just as God offers David another chance, offers him forgiveness, He does that same for me. In the sacrament of reconciliation the priest — in persona Christi, in the person of Christ — tells me my sins are forgiven and I can go in peace.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank You for forgiving me; thank You, Heavenly Father, for Your divine mercy.
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