“LORD of hosts, you test the just, you see mind and heart, Let me see the vengeance you take on them, for to you I have entrusted my cause,” (Jeremiah 20:12).
Daily Lent Reflection
For Jeremiah, God is the one who knows us intimately, who sees into our hearts and our souls and from whom nothing can be hidden. If my relationship with God is a fearful one, this is a very scary thought, but if I am able to even get an inkling of God’s unconditional love for me, there can be something very comforting about being known in this way. There is nothing I need to hide from God, nothing that could make God love me less; God already knows all my secrets, all my hidden thoughts and desires – even those I don’t understand myself!
Daily Lent Challenge
Today I will ask myself what does it feel like to be known intimately? How open is my heart to God knowing me in this way?
–Teresa Keogh, Archdiocese of Southwark