Thus says the LORD: Lo, I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; The things of the past shall not be remembered or come to mind.  Isaiah 65:17

Isaiah gives God’s hope to an afflicted people in this Scripture passage, something still needed today. Forever plagued by mistakes and sins of the past, we may find ourselves with an image of God that is more like a sadistic judge than the forgiving father described here and elsewhere in the New Testament. To start again, created anew,  calls to mind the resurrection, the Easter mystery, that Lent prepares our hearts to receive each year.