Love: ever faithful and ever merciful

Today I had my BPK Lab midterm and the second day for ASA Conference. In the morning, I turned to my 40 days booklet of bible verses and this was the verse for the day:

I am with you always, to the close of the age. Matthew 28:20

Thank you Lord for your constant presence in my life.

My midterm was better than I expected and the Conference was okay. Unfortunately, I missed Missla’s talk because we had a misunderstanding with the dancers and I was trying to sort that out. Of all the things that I imagined would go wrong, I was only confident about the dance. Unfortunately, nothing ever goes as planned. The dance that we had looked forward to for weeks was never performed due to miscommunication.

To NSA Dance group: You guys, I love you! Thank you for the immense time, energy, effort and putting your heart into that dance. I am really sorry you couldn’t perform that night. I really really appreciate all that you did for us and thank you for keeping not releasing your anger on the ASA execs on my behalf and on A’s behalf. I love you guys ❤

To A: I honestly cannot thank you for sacrificing so much for ASA even though it can be very frustrating. Thank you for being considerate of my midterm and helping to plan the event, helping out with AV and all the little details. I really appreciate you having my back & you know that I have got yours too.

Lent with the saints

Reflect on Jesus’ words about how God, our loving parent, treats us. Then write a prayer for some special need.

Dear Lord, please help me with my daily struggles, help me find joy in each day, provide financially for my parents, help the value of the naira,  keep me diligent in my studies, and please help me with my Passport issues. I don’t understand why they are trying to frustrate me with such a trivial issue like fingerprints. Teach me to place my trust in you. Amen.

Lent with the Pope

“In my own life, I have so often seen God’s merciful countenance, his patience; I have also seen so many people find the courage to enter the wounds of Jesus by saying to him: Lord, I am here, accept my poverty, hide my sin in your wounds, wash it away with your blood. And I have always seen that God did just this – he accepted them, consoled them, cleansed them, loved them.

Dear brothers and sisters, let us be enveloped by the mercy of God; let us trust in his patience, which always gives us more time. Let us find the courage to return to his house, to dwell in his loving wounds, allowing ourselves be loved by him and to encounter his mercy in the sacraments. We will feel his wonderful tenderness, we will feel his embrace, and we too will become more capable of mercy, patience, forgiveness and love.” – Pope Francis (homily April 7 2013)

Do I allow sin to keep me from experiencing God’s unconditional mercy?

Yes. Teach me Lord that even though I am a sinner and I am so unworthy, you love me unconditionally and your mercy endures forever.

For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

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