Journey through Lent 2018 at St. Anthony's
Tuesday - Second Week of Lent
February 27, 2018

In these readings from the books of Isaiah, Psalms, and Matthew, God orders his people to refrain from evil, such as materialism and hypocrisy, and, instead, do well unto others. If this is done, though sin is powerful, the Lord will wash one’s slate clean of sin and eventually welcome them into his kingdom.

It is very important for each of us to live by this idea every day.  If we are good to one another and treat each other with love, kindness, non-judgment, and forgiveness, the Lord will treat us in the same way.  God’s love is so abundant and true that despite our mistakes and wrong doings, he is willing to clear our sins. However, we must first welcome him into our lives and live as he tells us to:  as Jesus would.  That way, we will receive forgiveness and eternal life.

I strive to follow the example in these verses in my own life, doing right by others and living as God calls me to.  Also, when I am down on myself, I find comfort in the fact that God loves me and everyone endlessly, and that no matter my struggles and mistakes, he will save me. The readings from Isaiah, Psalms, and Matthew, to me, relay some of the most important messages in the Catholic faith.

Shannon Micklewright
St. Anthony Parishioner (and Senior in High School Religious Education Student and altar server)