Fifth Sunday in LentMarch 13, 2016
PAST OR POTENTIAL
Our readings this weekend as us a simple question: Why do we worry about the past. . .
For we hear from Isaiah, “Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; see, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? In the desert I make a way, in the wasteland, there are now rivers.”
You see, God is much more interested in your future than your past, but the question is: are you? Do you allow yourself to be defined by what you have done, or what you might do?
Remember how last week, we said forgiveness can be a terrifying experience? Today’s readings are the embodiment of this. Forgiveness demands conversion – there is no choice here. Forgiveness is about the past, but conversion is about your potential. We cannot have one without the other, for if there is no conversion, then you have not yet found forgiveness.
CLICK HERE for the readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent (Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11)