Tuesday 7 March

Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent
Saints Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs
First reading – Isaiah 1:10,16-20
The interesting verbs in this passage from the book of Isaiah, “listen to the command of our God …learn to do good, search for justice.. come now, let us talk this over…” All these suggests that the Lord understands my fragility. He is asking me to listen, listen to understand, listen to recognise, listen to comprehend. Then He is asking me to learn to do good. He does not pretend that I should know how to do good. He is asking me to learn. Learn from others, from the Church, learn from the Saints and Fathers of the Church, learn from children. He is asking me to search for justice. He is asking to continue to search for justice. I tried one and I cannot give up. I must keep searching for it. These verbs which we read show the kind accompanying of the Lord in our life. Listen because He is continuing to talk. Learn because He is continuing to teach. Search because He is continuing to assist you. Whatever my defects are, whatever my shortcomings are, He continues to talk, continues to teach, and continues to assist. And we must continue to listen, continue to learn, and continue to search. Let’s reflect: Lent is the time to understand the continuous intervention of God in my life in spite of my shortcomings.