In both readings, we can see how much man has disappointed God. Although we have been unfaithful and ungrateful to God, we can also see God’s mercy and love for us even if He admonishes. How can we be so blind and not realize that what our hearts have been seeking is right in front of us – Jesus? We keep looking for signs and answers everywhere when Jesus has been proclaiming God’s message of love to us all along.
Let us ask from God the grace of openness and complete trust in Him. Let us also continue to lead our hearts back to where they belong – in the bosom of God’s love and mercy.