PRAYER / Lenten Reflection 2005
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
“Moved with compassion, the master of that servant let him go and forgave him the loan.” Here Jesus describes heaven as the place of forgiveness. The Psalmist tells us when we call on God and appear with a contrite heart and humble spirit, God will answer us and receive us. Even when we forget the gifts of God and fail, God forgives and brings us to new life. In the news these days, we hear about huge debts owed by developing countries to the United States, the World Bank, and other rich countries. Remembering how Jesus has forgiven us, can we encourage our President and his administration to forgive the debts of the poorest countries?
God of mercy and compassion, I thank you for the many times you have forgiven me. You have given me confidence to continue my journey in faith. I know John Paul II has called developing nations to forgive the illegitimate debts of poor countries. I will learn more about this issue and then decide how I can approach my government.
|Contributor: Sister Ethel Howley|
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Baltimore Province
6401 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21212-1016
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