Today is Shrove Tuesday (also known as Mardi Gras) in western Christian traditions. Today is also Shakyamuni Buddha Day in Tibetan Buddhism.
Look at me with mercy, O God,
as I meditate to know and love you more and more.
I call on you for your guidance.
Where I have not fulfilled your Commandments,
I humbly kneel down in prayer for forgiveness.
Keep encouraging me, O God,
in all I do to please you.
In your mercy, O God,
where all is peace, I’ll be led
not to regret but to rejoice
as in your company I get all my comfort.
(Fred R Musimenta, Uganda; from Prayers Encircling the World by Robin Keeley, SPCK Publishing, London)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“I easily forgive and I quickly move on.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)