March 22, 2023
Each day, I reflect upon a word or a phrase inspired by the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.
“Saying to the prisoners: Come out! To those in darkness: Show yourselves!” (Isaiah 49:9)
SHOW YOURSELF: For our Lenten reflection today, we shed light on ourselves. An anxious feeling of unworthiness plunges us into darkness; we feel alone. For many of us, it is not a darkness that comes and goes with the rising and setting of the sun; it is a perpetual darkness that appears to get darker and darker over time. It is the type of darkness that permeates all areas of our life – it not only prevents us from finding the right path, but may also lead us to give up on ever finding it, to lose hope.
God is our light. He is calling out to us – “Come out! Come toward me! I am the truth and the light.”
We must not stay hidden in the darkness of our perceived unworthiness. God offers us hope. He will light up our path once again!
What is your responsibility in acquiring this gift? Very simple – Show yourself!