Monday 28th Week of the Year.
Are you ready to sing a new song?
Jesus says he is like Jonah
who preached repentance
to the people of Nineveh.
Repentance is the first step to conversion.
It is a deliberate turning away from something
that is destroying our lives and the lives of others.
Our Founder, Blessed Antonio Rosmini said,
“You may say you feel a kind of inner fear originating from the knowledge you have of your own weakness, and indeed all fear is justified if we think only about ourselves. O unhappy man, the man left to his own self! However, let us give thanks to the Lord, for when we abandon ourselves in God, He gives us His courage and His strength. I can only beg you to keep always in mind such truth. “
Turning to the Lord in our weakness is a breath of fresh air.
It’s a new song that Jesus wants us to sing,
(as we heard in today’s Psalm).
He is the strength a person needs who is struggling:
- to overcome an addiction
- in an abusive relationship
- struggling with the loss of a child, a spouse or a parent
- Or an immigrant looking for a welcome.
- Or the strength we need to lift ourselves out of the darkness of sin.
We need to join our hearts and prayers
for anyone we know is struggling to sing a new song.
The sign of Jesus is us – every time we repent,
every time – we help another person to sing a new song.
It can be a glass of water to someone who is thirsty.
It can a hello or a smile or Let me give you al hand.”
How many ways today are we going to be Jonah?