Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Today's readings [display_podcast]

In Lent, we are called above all to repent of our stiff-neckedness. If we are people who are set in our ways, and bristle when we hear that the Church or the Scriptures call on us to change our ways, then we have set up an impregnable obstacle to the mercy of God. We have to hear the Lord and follow in his ways, turning away from the molten calves that we have fashioned for ourselves and turn anew to the mercy and love of God.