Friday, February 29, 2008

Daily Lenten Meditation

Each day in Lent, I post a meditation from one of our parishioners. Their names are not listed to protect their privacy

Lessons for the Day:  Genesis 47:1-265;  1 Corinthians 9:16-27;  Mark 6:47-5

Today's Gospel is a story of doubt. In these days of Lent, it is sometimes hard to see Jesus in our lives, even if he is right there. When he makes his presence known, we may sometimes recoil, acknowledging our sin and unworthiness of his presence. However, Jesus tells us today: "Be of good cheer: it is I: be not afraid." Jesus entered the world not to scold us for our wrongdoings, but to save us and show us the light of truth. While we must take this season of Lent to prepare ourselves for the great Easter feast, we must also remember to look on Jesus not only as our Judge, but as our Savior and greatest friend. When we have faith in his friendship, our spiritual selves will be healed and we will be made whole.