Fr. Patrick writes: Be Reconciled with God

A walk with God, Day 29: Be Reconciled with God

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” This call of St. Paul addressed to the people of Corinth is valid for us today. For it is the cry of the church in this special season. Lent is a time of reconciliation with God and also with one another. Thus we can say it is an appropriate Lenten invitation. And this cry is even more stronger in this fifth week of Lent where we have reached the apex of our preparations.

Reconciliation is an essential aspect of God’s mercy which is achieved through Christ; therefore it is a free grace from God. We can’t reconcile with God through our own efforts; we need to cooperate with this grace for the reconciliation to be accomplished. Through sin we moved from our “home”, God, thus distancing ourselves from Him and breaking our relationship with Him. Just like we lose our network or internet connectivity when we move to certain areas we also lose our connectivity with God when we move away from Him.

Sometimes we want to reconcile with God but we may not know how. In some instances, we don’t even admit that we need it. To begin the reconciliation process, we need to acknowledge that we are sinners, admit our sins, then choose not to hide our sin. We also need to be honest about our sins, we need to be open to God, then He will continue from there.

Forgiveness should necessarily end up in reconciliation. Reconciliation ends the process of every true forgiveness. When there is no reconciliation forgiveness is not completed. For five weeks now we have been imploring God’s mercy; thus it should lead us to be reconciled with God. Let us not take lightly, therefore, the pleadings of the apostle Paul which he makes with conviction and strength.

Read:📖 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
Prayer Point:🙇🏽‍♀️ Pray for all pregnant women
Action:👉🏽 Call and check on someone you’ve neglected for some time now.

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