Lenten Reflections – Week 5 (through Palm Sunday)
Questions to ponder during our Lenten journey.
4/3 (Monday): “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” – John 8:7
Reflect with me: Am I quick to condemn others when they have done something wrong? Do I justify myself by thinking my sins are less serious than theirs?
4/4 (Tuesday): “He has not left me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him.” – John 8:29
Reflect with me: Do I think God has left me alone when something bad happens to me? Do I think I need to please Him to earn His love? Can I accept that He loves me even when I’ve done something wrong?
4/5 (Wednesday): “Amen, amen, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.” – John 8:34
Reflect with me: Am I enslaved by my sins? What are my “habitual” sins? hat demands do they place on me? How can I break free of them?
4/6 (Thursday): “For your part, you and your descendants after you must keep my covenant throughout the ages.” – Genesis 17:9
Reflect with me: If Jesus came to establish a new Covenant, what must I do to keep his Covenant? Am I doing it?
4/7 (Friday): “LORD of hosts, you test the just, you see mind and heart” – Jeremiah 20:12
Reflect with me: Do I believe that God knows what is in my mind and heart? Am I honest with myself? Do I see the trials I face as an opportunity to build character and prepare me for greater challenges?
4/8 (Saturday): “What are we going to do? This man is performing many signs.” – John 11:47
Reflect with me: Do I believe in the many signs performed by Jesus as recorded in the Gospels? Do I see the signs he’s performing today? What am I going to do?
4/9 (Palm Sunday): “Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” – Matthew 26:21
Reflect with me: How many times have I betrayed Jesus through my actions or inactions? Have I taken the time to ask for his forgiveness?