Questions to ponder during our Lenten journey.
(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?
(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?
(Thursday): “This is the nation which does not listen to the voice of the LORD, its God, or take correction.” – Jeremiah 7:28
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?
(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?
(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?
(3rd Sunday of Lent): “… God does not see as a mortal, who sees the appearance. The LORD looks into the heart.” – 1 Samuel 7
with me: Do I judge others by appearance? How can I look beyond the surface and into another’s heart?