Questions to ponder during our Lenten journey.
3/6 (Monday): “When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?” – Matt. 25:39
Reflect with me: During Lent, we are called to repentance through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Can I change my heart and not just my habits?
3/7 (Tuesday): “But if you do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.” – Matt. 6:15
Reflect with me: Who do I need to forgive in my life? Who do I need to seek forgiveness from?
3/8 (Wednesday): “The people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast and all of them, great and small, put on sackcloth.” – Jonah 3:5
Reflect with me: What am I willing to do to show God that I believe in Him and that I am sorry for my sins?
3/9 (Thursday): Queen Esther (said) “Help me, who am alone and have no help but you, for I am taking my life in my hand.” – Esther 43:14-15
Reflect with me: When I feel completely alone and afraid, do I trust that God is there with me no matter what happens? Do I pray when things are going well, too?
3/10 (Friday): “But if the wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed … he shall surely live. He shall not die.” – Ezekiel 18:21
Reflect with me: Do I believe that God loves me? Do I accept that I can be forgiven for my sins, no matter how bad, if I am truly sorry and turn away from them?
3/11 (Saturday): “But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you” – Matt. 5:44
Reflect with me: How do I overcome the fear and anger that I feel for those I consider enemies? Can I pray that God will enter their hearts with healing and forgiveness too?
3/12 (2nd Sunday of Lent): “So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord … but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God.” – 2 Timothy 1:8
Reflect with me: Do I stand up for my faith to those who put it down, even if it is friends or family? Do I live my faith open for all to see, or do I hide it?