February 27, 2020: Daily reflections for the first week of Lent
Gospel: Mt:6:1-6, 16-18
In today’s Gospel, there are many ways that God wants us to live. We give without acknowledgement; we pray in silence; we fast as Jesus did in the desert. What more can we do this Lent to be more Jesus-like?
~Associate Barb Hickey
First Thursday of Lent
How will I choose life today by loving God as I meet others?
~ Sr Rita Ostry, ND
First Friday of Lent
1st Reading: Isaiah: 58:1-9
This rather, is the fasting that I wish:
~Releasing those bound unjustly
~Setting free the oppressed…
- Can I fast from bias and negative thoughts, which hold others apart from me?
- Or can I fast from seeing others as “different than me” rather than as “my sisters and brothers?
~ Sr. Marie Alice Ostry, ND
First Saturday of Lent
Gospel: Luke 5:27-32
“Jesus said, Follow Me.” And leaving everything behind (Levi) got up and followed him.”
What is Jesus asking me to leave behind this Lent?
Am I stuck in regrets, old painful hurts, negativity or to what am I resistive?
~ Sr. Rita Ostry, ND