On this cold Lenten Wednesday, here are a few thoughts from Catherine Doherty (a favorite writer & spiritual heroine) that encourage us to immerse our hearts in the warm seas of God’s mercy.
“Lent is a sea of God’s mercy, warm & quiet and inviting for us to swim in… but we say to ourselves, ‘if I enter into that sea of mercy & I am healed, I will be sort of bound to practice that which Christ preaches, His law of love…
It will mean that if I seek mercy, I will have to dish out mercy; I have to be merciful to others.’ …Lent is here to remind us that the mercy of God is ours, provided we embrace that which He has given us to embrace – His law of love – provided we realize that it’s going to hurt and hurt plenty, but the very hurting will be healing.
That is the strangeness and paradox of God: that while you hurt, you heal.”
Catherine Doherty (Grace in Every Season)
Virginia : )