Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent
Saint John of God, Religious
First reading – Jeremiah 18:18-20
Here we see the adversaries of Prophet Jeremiah are plotting against Jeremiah. He is actually interceding for the same people before God. This happens often in our life. There are moments which our good intentions or our good actions are misunderstood or misinterpreted by others. Not only misinterpreted but even we will be judged bad by others. Then we will have the temptation to return evil. To do vengeance. Or even to stop doing good. These are not decisions of those who have a good relationship with God. We do good because of our relationship with God. We do things with good intention because of our good relationship with God. The way others judge us, interpret us or observe us is not a reason to change or to neglect our goodness. Let’s reflect: Lent is the time to gather energy to continue doing the good in spite of the misunderstandings of others.