Lenten Meditation March 19

The stone that the builders rejected
     has become the corner stone;
by the Lord has this been done,
     and it is wonderful in our eyes?
Rejection is powerful.  An ugly, self-serving tool.  Especially in light of my abortions.
I had been rejected by the fathers of my children.  They didn’t want me and I didn’t want any reminders of that.  So I made the “choice” to reject two of my children.
Abortion is an ultimate rejection.  It cannot be undone in this lifetime.  It left my children lifeless and me drowning in the consequences of my rejections.
Thankfully, God does not think like man.  He is not vengeful.  He did not let our rejection have the last word.  He conquered our rejection (all of our rejections – even our abortions) with forgiveness and love.
Do we trust God enough to believe that our children are in heaven?  That God, and our children, forgive us through the Sacrament of Reconciliation?  That Jesus died so we can have the hope of living together forever with our children and God?
Welcome Jesus into every dark place in your heart.  He is worthy of our trust.  He loves you and will never reject or forsake you!
Daily challenge: As often as you think of it or need it today repeat the mantra, Jesus I trust in you.  Listen to the song, Redeemedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSyLqbP8Z4I

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