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dc.contributor.authorWhipple, Boben_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 242en_US
dc.description.abstractToday's readings talk about asking for forgiveness and mercy, and of redemption. David begs for forgiveness; Hosea discusses incredible generosity and grace for forgiveness; the Gospel refers to sin and cleansing. We have the theme here of repentance and knowledge, and of grace given.||What a tremendous feeling it is to know forgiveness and release. Who among us has not breathed an enormous sigh of relief when a problem, perhaps of our own creation, has gone away, been solved (by us, perhaps, or by another), and we realize that the burden on out hearts and minds has been lifted; we see the clarity of what was, what should have been, but we also feel new, relieved beyond description, happy as a child, a new person. We feel new, cleaner, better.|It is the way humans are that we feel that way from time to time, and just as much the way humans are that we find ourselves in positions which make the repetition of these feelings possible and necessary. It's been the subject of many questions, prayers, books-how can we break this cycle? How can we just go, and not get ourselves into the same pickle again?|According to Hosea and David, it is love and mercy that is required, not sacrifices, not show. Contrition seems therefore to be more than a realization-which is certainly necessary-but, going further, a true desire-even better, a plan?--to reform, to change. As one of the smartest people I've ever known has said to me, It's one thing to feel badly; but it's another to do something about it.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Saturday, March 9, 2002: 3rd week in Lent.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorWhipple, Robert D., Jr.en_US 3en_US
dc.subject.local1Hosea 6:1-6en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21aben_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 18:9-14en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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