Lenten Reflections - Week 3

Questions to ponder during our Lenten journey.

3/20 (Monday – Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse):  “But they did not understand what he said to them.” – Luke 2:50)

Reflect with me:  Do I frequently misunderstand the words or actions of others?  Can I accept that there are things that my children or those that I love do that hurt me that are not sins?

3/21 (Tuesday):  “…for those who trust in You cannot be put to shame.” – Daniel 3:40

Reflect with me:  Am I embarrassed to practice my faith in front of others?  Do I allow my trust in God to give me courage when I am facing challenges in my life?


3/22 (Wednesday):  “Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:19

Reflect with me:  Do my actions honor God’s laws, or do they show a disregard for them?  Have I led others astray by my actions?


3/23 (Thursday):  “This is the nation which does not listen to the voice of the LORD, its God, or take correction.” – Jeremiah 7:28

Reflect with me:  Do I live in a God-fearing nation?  Am I willing to defend the laws of God, such as the those that demand respect for all life, even when they conflict with those of the nation?


3/24 (Friday):  “And when Jesus saw that [he] answered with understanding, he said to him, ‘You are not far from the kingdom of God.’” – Mark 12:34

Reflect with me: Do I really understand what it means to “love God and love my neighbor”?  What keeps me from loving God or my neighbor?


3/25 (Saturday – Solemnity of the Annunciation):  “May it be done to me according to your word.” – Luke 1:38 


Reflect with me:  Am I ready and willing to accept whatever it is that God has planned for me?  Can I accept the bad with the good?

3/26 (3rd Sunday of Lent):  “… God does not see as a mortal, who sees the appearance. The LORD looks into the heart.” – 1 Samuel 7

Reflect with me:  Do I judge others by appearance?  How can I look beyond the surface and into another’s heart?

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