Hosea 6:1-6, Psalm 51:3-4, 18-21 a, b, Luke 18:9-14
My Beloved, You tell us clearly in no uncertain terms what please You. It is love that You desire from the people You have redeemed at so great a price. You loved us with an everlasting love and our response is weak, lukewarm, fitful and it dries up as soon as troubles come our way and like the Israelites in the desert, we complain.
You ought to smite us but You don't You are always patient, loving and kind. Slow to anger and rich in mercy. Thank You for the Sacrament of Healing in confession, thank You for the Sacrament of the Eucharist that brings us health and life in mind, soul, spirit, and body.