4/10 (Monday): “You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.” – John 12:8
Reflect with me: Do I use Jesus’ words as an excuse to neglect the poor? Do I use the poor as an excuse to neglect God?
4/11 (Tuesday): “Though I thought I had toiled in vain, and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength, Yet my reward is with the LORD, my recompense is with my God.” – Isaiah 49:11
Reflect with me: Do I feel frustrated when my good efforts seem to be ignored or unappreciated? Are my efforts focused on following God’s will, or for my own satisfaction?
4/12 (Wednesday): “Deeply distressed at this, they began to say to him one after another, “Surely it is not I, Lord?” – Matthew 26:22
Reflect with me: How often have I betrayed God’s trust in me? Have I betrayed the trust others have placed in me?
4/13 (Holy Thursday): “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” – John 13:15
Reflect with me: Do I follow the example of Jesus in my everyday life? Am I willing to sacrifice myself in service to others?
4/14 (Good Friday): “Shall I not drink the cup that the Father gave me?” – John 18:11
Reflect with me: Do I accept that the trials in my life have meaning, even if I don’t understand what they are? Do I ask God for strength to face them?
4/15 (Easter Vigil): “Consequently, you too must think of yourselves as [being] dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus.” – Romans 6:11
Reflect with me: Am I dead to sin? Am I living for God in Christ Jesus, or am I still living for earthly pleasures and rewards? How can I bring them into balance?
4/16 (Easter Sunday): “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad!” – Psalm 118:24
Reflect with me: Jesus Lives! Does the fact that Jesus lives make a difference in my life today? Am I ready to rejoice because Christ is in my life?
Thank you for journeying with me through Lent.
May your Easter Season be one of joy and