But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
It is easy to make promises and to be generous when things are going well, and one has been treated kindly and with respect. But our second chance from God did not come at such a time. God offered us his ultimate grace simply out of love for us, and not because we deserved it or earned it. I should remember this when I become self critical or feel discouraged about my discipleship. and likewise, I should be careful not to withhold love or forgiveness from another because of their actions.
Holy Father, thank you for your love for me, for all of the second chances you have offered. And thank you for the ultimate “second chance” you offered your creation, simply out of love. Amen