The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.”

John 1:29

Good evening, Lord. Thank you for an unstructured day and the time and energy to accomplish some household chores. Thank you, especially, for enabling me to carry out my resolution to update my blog.

Let me behold you now and forever, my Savior and my God. We could not atone for our sins because we have offended our very Creator, to whom we can offer nothing on our own. In your infinite mercy, you came down to take on our nature and die for us. Until then, sacrifices were just symbolic reminders; the creature cannot earn the forgiveness of the Creator. You were born for one reason, to die for us and thereby absolve us and restore us to your likeness. The only way we can thank you is to give back everything you gave to us, to lose ourselves in order to live in you.

I want only to follow you, Lord. From your Baptism by John until your passion and death, you followed the path for our redemption. Let me retrace your steps, listening to you, the Word made Flesh, witnessing your miracles, and carrying the cross. Your burden is light. In letting go, I am free. Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Grant us peace. Thy will be done.

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