A reflection on Joel 2:12-17

“Yet even now,” declares the Lord,
“return to me with all your heart,
with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;
and rend your hearts and not your garments.”

The Lord does not want our riches. The Lord does not want our “stuff”. The Lord wants our hearts.

When the Lord touches our lives in love, we should seek to return to the One who created us. The One to whom we return when our days on earth are finished.

He is not an angry God, but a God of love, grace and mercy. Our God who will not turn His back on us, but instead offer us what we really need. Hope and love and peace.

May the Lord bless you this Lenten season with a deeper understanding of His love and His sacrifice so that we may know Him more.