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Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your steadfast love;
According to Your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
Against You, You alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified in Your sentence and blameless in Your judgment.
Indeed, I was born guilty,
A sinner when my mother conceived me.
You desire truth in the inward being;
Teach me wisdom in my heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be like snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
Let the bones You have crushed rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit in me. – Psalm 51:1-10
Our Scripture passage today comes from Luke 15:1-10.
Questions for Further Reflection:
- What does the word “welcome” mean to you?
- Why is it so important for Jesus to say that the shepherd and the woman in his parables “celebrate” when they find their sheep and coin?