The Church of Saint Agnes

1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

The Church of Saint Agnes
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

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3rd Week of Lent

Date: 
Thu, 03/12/2015
Author: 
Rev. Msgr. Donald Enzweiler

God is working in our human history.
This conclusion, this judgment, this conviction,
is based on the manifestation, the observation, the experience…of divine power.
This power remains a mystery
and yet shows itself to serve the good, the true
...is used for the redemption of the human soul.
It is a force used against evil.
We recall accounts of this power as they have been recorded in the scriptures.
God rescued His people from the oppression of slavery
and brought them to the promised land.
What began in ancient times continues in Jesus Christ.
In and through His ministry, forces of evil are conquered and vanquished.
 
It is our faith that those who adhere to Jesus,
who cling to him and follow in his ways,
live under the protection of this power.
We place our hope in this power
especially as we reflect upon our lives during this Season of Lent
seeking to uncover how sin has taken hold of us.
It is our comfort and consolation to know:
the sin in our lives, no matter what it is, cannot withstand God’s power.
Even the sin we can’t forget,
even the sin that has become habitual
and we confess over and over again.
 
God’s power does not fail.  Sin in forgiven.
And as long as we remain on this earth, because of weakness and imperfection,
it will need to be forgiven.
All of our sin is uprooted and cast far behind God’s back.
We rejoice, for the one who reveals this power is our shepherd, the one who guides us.
We raise our voices…say glorious things of Jesus
for we recognize him as God come into the world
to dwell among us, His people,
and to rescue us from the oppression and slavery of sin.
 
Let us pray today
to be filled anew with a spirit of awe and wonder at the power of God;
to be protected from hard-heartedness, from unfaithfulness,
and to recognize and turn away from
everything that is opposed to God’s ways
especially the rebellion and resistance in our own hearts.
Let us pray that God’s power will reign over our lives
until that day we see Him in His glory.
 
“Protect us with your power, O Lord, that we might have life.  Amen!”