NOVENA OF TRUST - Day Nine
"From resentment or excessive preoccupation with the past.
Deliver me, Jesus.
I think we need good St. Paul once again this morning:
"This is the covenant that I will make with them...I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds. I will remember their sins and their misdeeds no more." - Hebrews 10:16-17
A recurring theme I see in many of the men and women we serve is to let their past define who they are today - to feel like they have no choice. Not true!
Our choices, our sins, our hurts, our experiences from the past certainly have influenced who we are today, that is life, but they do not and should not define us today. We are NOT the sins of our past. Our choices today do not have to be our choices of yesterday.
If the Lord can put our past behind Him, as St. Paul reminds us, can't we also put our past (or just as importantly, the past of others!) behind us?
May we pray today to allow the Lord to, "...put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds."
May we know today that the only moment from our past that matters is the moment God our Father created us and destined us for greatness, at the moment of conception. We are, every one of us, beautifully and wonderfully made by the Creator of all!
Let us claim that truth today!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.