Friday, February 24, 2012

Lenten Morning

As a dusting of snow falls on this Lenten morning,
we recall God's unfathomable mercy.

For you do not cease to spur us on
to possess a more abundant life
and, being rich in mercy,
you constantly offer pardon
and call on sinners
to trust in your forgiveness alone.
Never did you turn away from us,
and, though time and again

we have broken your covenant,
you have bound the human family to yourself
through Jesus your Son, our Redeemer,
with a new bond of love so tight
that it can never be undone.

from Euchristic Prayer I for Reconciliation