March 2, 2013

3rd Sunday of Lent - C


Why Not Me?

Why me?  Why did this happen to me?  What did I do?

Those are the questions we often ask when things go wrong.

However, the question we should ask is rather, "why not me?"

In responding to the people's question for an explanation of tragedies, Jesus challenges them to realize that they are by no means less sinful than those who have suffered the tragedies.

And in doing that, as well as with the parable of the fig tree, Jesus draws our attention to God's patience and mercy.  And he challenges us to make good use of the opportunities we have to change.

Let's ask ourselves that question today, "Why not me?" and make an effort to respond to God's mercy and patience.  

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