2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
Lent often brings to my mind the parable of the prodigal son, replete with teachings. What made the wayward, destitute young man decide to beg forgiveness and a livelihood of his father to whom he had not been respectful? His resolve seemed rooted in the possibility of a better life as his father’s servant, rather than an expectation to be welcomed as a son. Self-preservation brought him down the path where he could receive the full enormity of his father’s healing love. Loving God, who washes away our sins, what invitation to recover mys true self do you have for me this Lent? Show me one step in that direction that I may be open to your divine, healing love.
(c) 2018 Dr. Cheryl-Ann Monteiro
Heart Paths Year III student