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Footsteps to Mercy: Feb. 15

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We're sharing the first week of the Marian Fathers' new Lenten booklet, Footsteps to Mercy. — UPDATE: This book has sold out! Please sign up for our monthly eNewsletter so you can find out when we have more books like this.


"Today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and doom." – Dt 30:15

Jesus in the Gospel today states that the path that every Christian must walk is the Way of the Cross. The good news is that Jesus has walked this path ahead of us and will walk with us. When we unite our every trial and every suffering to His upon the Cross, they become redemptive.

One might think that the offering of everyday trials and actions, interior and exterior, doesn't mean that much. But the Lord makes it very clear in today's readings that one's everyday choices do lead directly to the fullness of life or death and doom.

Every time you close your heart out of bitterness from suffering or turn your heart away from a neighbor in need, you perish, because you are cutting your heart off from the life-line of grace which comes from union with God and communion with others. Thanks be to God for the Sacrament of Penance, that restores that union with God, restores us to life, and gives us the grace to forgive others.

Today's Readings:

Scripture:

Dt 30:15-20;
Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6;
Lk 9:22-25

Read Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 1448

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