Friday of the Third Week of Lent

Take with you words,
and return to the LORD;
Say to him, “Forgive all iniquity,
and receive what is good …”
— Hosea 14:2, from today’s first reading

What words do I use to speak to God? How do I find the words that let me address myself honestly to God?

Spend some time reflecting on the words that have resonated with you this Lent — perhaps something from the readings or prayers at Mass, or something you’ve been reading. Maybe you’ll find Jeff Johnson’s reflections the words of the new translation helpful: Words, Words, Words: Our Shabby Equipment.

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