Thursday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings

“If you wish, you can make me clean.”  This ought to be the prayer of all of us, I think.  Does God wish to make us clean?  Of course.  But do we acknowledge his ability to do so?  Sometimes we are so saddened by our sins that we feel we are beyond redemption.  Our brokenness stares us in the face time and time again and accuses us of being unworthy of the attention of God.  But the fact remains: If God wishes, he certainly can make us clean.  All we have to do is let him, to believe in his power to do it, and rejoice in his desire to do so.

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