HOSEA 5:15-6:6; PSALM 51; LUKE 18:9-14
Through the mouth of Prophet Hosea God says “What I want is love, not sacrifice and holocausts”. Beloved, God wants true love not emotions and religiosity. Often times in the presence of we easily express emotions and assume holy and spiritual mood but deep within us there is no love. Today’s psalm reechoes this theme say “What I want is love, not sacrifice.” Therefore, we must abhor all forms of shallow worship. The gospel demonstrated two prevailing forms of worship: a man who declared himself righteous before God and the one who accept his unrighteousness and asked for God’s mercy. In true worship we accept our faults and ask for God’s mercy and then we are sanctified. The tax collector, not the Pharisee, went home justified. God has no time for insincerity.
LET US PRAY
O Lord, our God give us the grace of true worship and penance that we may enjoy the fuller effect of this Lenten season. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.