40 Shades of Lent by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Monday in the Fourth Week of Lent, 28 March 2022 Isaiah 65:17-21 <*[[[[>< + ><]]]]*> John 4:43-54
How sweet are to the ears your words today, O God our loving Father, when you promised to create new heavens and a new earth, when the things of the past shall not be remembered or come to mind, when there shall always be rejoicing and happiness.
No longer shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not round out his full lifetime; he dies a mere youth who reaches but a hundred years, and he who fails of a hundred shall be thought accursed. They shall live in the houses they build, and eat the fruit of the vineyards they plant.Isaiah 65:20-21
Sana now na, Lord! Sanaol, God! But I know you are speaking not in literal sense though that time would surely happen when we experience no more pain and sufferings nor crying and wailing nor death of any infant nor of anyone less before 100 years of age.
Yes, I know Father this life will always be filled with pains and sufferings, trials and tribulations but these are meant to make us stronger and more trusting to your coming to us in Jesus Christ; give us the grace to be wholly committed to you in Jesus, in your words like that royal official from Capernaum for it is only in our total trust in you can we experience peace and healing that only you can give in Christ while in these troubled earth. Amen.