God provides energy and growth, fruitfulness and prosperity to those who confide in Him. All this comes to us if we take delight in the law of the Lord.
We commend our spirits to the Lord, confident that He will protect us. We have the assurance of God's help to preserve us from the dangers we face.
Like St. Joseph, each of us has a role to play in the ongoing life of the Lord that is the Church. None of us is insignificant to the Lord.
We are all sinners but we pray that our sinfulness will not become the basic element of our relationship with God.
The theme of Psalm 119 is the importance of responding to God's self-revelation--to God's gift of Himself to His people.
God holds each of us responsible for our personal behavior here and now. We can't lay responsibility onto circumstances over which we have no control.
Today's reading reminds us that if we are going to change our hearts during this season of Lent, we need God's help. We need to pray.
God seems always willing to change His mind about punishment for those who show even the least sign of repentance.
God's word has been calling His people to repentance. During Lent God invites us to see His word at work, achieving the end for which He sends it.
Being like the Lord is not something we can achieve or earn. The only way we can be like the Lord is if the Lord makes us so.