40 Shades of Lent, Monday, Week-V, 08 April 2019
Daniel 13:14-62///John 8:12-20
It is the final week of our 40-day preparation for Easter, Lord, yet your readings today remind us of your coming judgment day. And you know how we feel whenever we hear those words, “judgment day”.
Fear always grips us because we always feel we are not ready.
But when do we really get ready to meet you and face your judgment, Lord?
He spoke these words while teaching in the treasury in the temple area. but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.John 8:20
Unlike you, Lord Jesus, we are not God. We really do not know when that hour would come. But we are sure, O Lord, you will always give us the grace and the courage to face that hour that can be happening now. Right now.
Keep us rooted in you always, doing your holy will so that our works are verified in God.
Keep us faithful to your laws, let us practice justice especially among women and the disadvataged. Like the prophet Daniel in the first reading, let us never allow ourselves to be silent where there is injustice going on. Disturb us where people are maligned, rights are disregarded, lives are taken for granted.
O God, let us never allow evil to triumph by doing nothing, saying nothing because today is your judgment day. Amen.