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?

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