Lent Devotional • Day 30

Thursday, The Fourth Week of Lent (Mar. 18)

He Knows What We Need

Narrated by Diana Stiner

‘I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” Luke 7:47-48

Everyone knew what she was—a sinner; she knew it, too, and felt the burden of her guilt. She knew that Jesus proclaimed the good news of God’s forgiving love, so she came to him with an extravagant display of gratitude and affection. Jesus knew what she was and what she needed, and he gave it to her freely: “Your sins are forgiven.”

He knows what we need as well. From the cross, by his wounds he offers the healing grace we desperately need. Accept it as freely as he offers it, and live in thankful affection for his sacrifice that makes you whole.

REFLECT: Recognize your need for forgiveness.

PRAY: I know my sins are great, Lord, but I believe your healing power is
greater than my need. Grant me the grace to respond with generous praise. Amen.

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