Monday of the Second Week of Lent

Today’s readings

Sin is such a tricky thing. How easy it is to see it in others, but sometimes it is very hard to discern in ourselves. Yet Daniel in our first reading shows the importance of acknowledging that we ourselves cannot be just and righteous. We need a Savior to guide us and love us and pay the price for our sinfulness. That same Savior cautions us this day to forgive as we have been forgiven, because righteousness, in order to be authentic, must acknowledge that the source of righteousness is God alone. Today we will most likely be called upon to forgive someone. At that moment, may we all remember how much we have been forgiven.