Friday, March 7, 2014
Lenten Reflection for Friday, March 7
March 7, 2014
FRIDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY
Isaiah 58:1-9A * Matthew 9:14-15
Today, the readings are urging us to reflect on the way we fast, and to be consciously aware of what we are doing. We must center our fasting on God and his glory, and prepare our hearts for his passion and resurrection. In addition, the readings urge us to go beyond fasting.
The first reading asks us to live out our faith and help those in need, and gives us insight about what God wants us to do. Whether it is lending an ear to a friend or a hand to those in need, we are called to serve the community with the talents God has given each of us. During this time of Lent, it is important that we find those gifts he has given us and use them to bring him glory.
As we start off Lent, let us reflect on what God is truly asking of us during these 40 days. Let us strive to look at each other as sons and daughters of God and to treat each other as such, reconciling with one another, and keeping Christ at the center of everything that we do.
Prepare your heart for Easter. Participate in the sacraments. Fast. Reflect. And above all, glorify God in all that you do.
Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam (For the Greater glory of God)
Class of 2014
Major: Agricultural Communication and Journalism
Future Plans: After graduating I could be anywhere. I’m really taking this semester to figure out where God wants me to go. It’s hard not knowing, but I trust God will reveal his plan for me in due time. All I can do is trust in him and continue to work hard on my education.
St. Mary's Catholic Center will post a daily reflection from a student, former student, or staff member every day of Lent at 3pm. We have compiled these reflections into a handout, given to our students on Ash Wednesday.