Trust in the Lord with all your heart

Lent 2020 – Day 14

Readings: Jer 17, 5-10; Ps 1, 1-2, 3, 4, 6; Lk 16, 19-31

Jeremiah fearlessly denounced even kings and priests; seeing through the fallen nature of man, he declared that nothing short of a conversion could save him. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,” he said.

The Gospel draws our attention to a rich man who trusted in himself and in the good things of life; he failed to turn to the Lord with a grateful heart and to his own neighbour with concern. When he died, he was tormented in hell while the poor man was in God’s bosom.

Let’s be dutiful people, praying at all times. Let’s be kind and generous, trusting in the Lord our God: we owe Him every moment of our being. And let our conversion begin today; tomorrow may be too late.

Change of heart

Lent 2020 - Day 6

The readings of the day give us a glimpse of what it will be when the Son of Man comes in His glory: we will be separated like the wheat from the chaff. Our eternal reward will hinge on whether or not we have loved and put God first in our life on earth by living according to what is honourable in His eyes. Let's then take this day as an invitation to conversion.