The Lord was stirred

February 10, 2016 6:00 am

“Then the LORD was stirred to concern for his land and took pity on his people.” (JL 2: 18)

“Then the Lord was stirred” (or in some other translation—jealous). The Hebrew word describes the passionate and empathetic bond the Lord has with Israel. His concern is expressed in the words: “took pity on his people.” Ash Wednesday and Lent help us to remember how much we are loved, how much Our Lord “paid” for our liberation and how to return to Him with our whole hearts through almsgiving, prayer and fasting.

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” (Gospel Acclamation)


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak