Even now, says the LORD,
return to me with your whole heart (Joel 2:12)
And so we begin another Lenten journey towards Easter. In looking up a definition for ‘human’, it could include ‘backslider’. As humans we are great at making promises. We deliver, for a while, but then we can backslide, returning to our former behaviours. If we return to God with our whole heart, we remember our God-given dignity and the dignity of all around us. If we return to God with our whole heart, we waken from our selfish slumber and and remember that we are made whole in relationships, in community.
We should remind young people in our care of the need to be better, to live lives of concern for those around us, rather than selfish lives. When I return to God with my whole heart, I am more connected with my best self, more connected with others and am closer to the full life towards which we are all called at Easter.
Have a great week!