Lenten Reflections - Week 2

Questions to ponder during our Lenten journey.

3/13 (Monday):  “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.” – Luke 6:37

Reflect with me: When I pick up a paper or turn on the news, am I judging others on what I see?  Do I wish them harm instead of forgiving them?

3/14 (Tuesday):  “Why do you recite my statutes, and profess my covenant with your mouth, though you hate discipline and cast my words behind you?" – Psalm. 50:16-17

Reflect with me:  Am I Catholic in name only?  What teachings of the Church do I ignore or reject? Why?

3/15 (Wednesday):  “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?” – Matt. 20:22

Reflect with me:  Am I willing to pay the price demanded of me to follow Jesus?  Am I willing to pay the price if I don’t?

3/16 (Thursday):  “And he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me. Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering torment in these flames.’” – Luke 16:24

Reflect with me:  When I am faced with trials or suffering, do I take advantage of others to ease my own discomfort, mindless to the suffering they face?

3/17 (Friday):  “When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his brothers, they hated him so much that they could not say a kind word to him.” – Genesis 37:4

Reflect with me: Who am I jealous of?  Do I wish harm or bad luck on family members, former friends or co-workers because of perceived preferential treatment they have received?

3/18 (Saturday):  “His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.’” – Luke 15:21

Reflect with me:  Am I estranged from family, former friends or co-workers because of my personal actions or sins?  Am I afraid of admitting I was wrong, of asking them for forgiveness?

3/19 (3rd Sunday of Lent):  “…and they said to the woman, “We no longer believe because of your word; for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the savior of the world.” John 4:42

Reflect with me:  Do I listen to others when they talk of Christ?  Do I speak of Christ to others in a way that leads them to Him?  Do I believe that He can save the world today?
 

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