Monday in the Second Week of Lent
Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins. (Responsorial Psalm 103:10a)
Jesus, You are quite clear with us about our obligation to forgive and how we go about forgiving: "Be merciful, just as Your Father is merciful." Our haste to judge and condemn is indication that we have little or no desire to be merciful. The Psalmist is being quite honest by admitting that he hopes you will not be as merciful to us as we are to one another.
Is sharing Your gift of mercy the way to make room to receive more of Your good gifts? Help me give Your mercy without measuring its amount, to help me know the mercy I am called to desire from You, that I beg is without measure.