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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A humble and contrite heart

The Responsorial Psalm has verses from Psalm 51 that are worth reflecting on this morning; we are having a rainy day after a night that included storms and a tornado.

Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt and of my sin cleanse me.

A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence and your Holy Spirit take not from me.

For you are not pleased with sacrifices; should I offer a burnt offering, you would not accept it.
My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit; a heart contrite and humbled,
O God, you will not spurn.

Jesus want us to live with a humble and contrite heart; it is a grace to ask for as we go through our days of Lent. Make my heart contrite and humble, Lord, for you will not spurn a heart that is contrite and humbled.

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