Monday, March 31, 2014

Lenten Reflection for Monday, March 31


March 31, 2014
MONDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF LENT

Isaiah 65:17-21 * John 4:43-54

Our lives are constantly busy. Whether a college student with tests and projects, a parent with kids, work, and a home to run, or anything in between, there is always something to plan for, something to look forward to. Often times, we fall victim to worry and stress, and momentarily forget to rely on God for strength and wisdom.

But, today’s readings remind us what our ultimate goal really is. It is not to be the richest, the smartest, the most popular, or the most successful. No, our ultimate goal is to meet our Lord in the “new heaven” where “things of the past shall not be remembered.” We pray our sins will one day be forgiven, and we will reside with the angels and saints. Nothing earthly will matter anymore, because after all, we cannot take anything with us.

In the rush of life, it is easy to lose sight of what we are truly striving for. This Lent, let us reflect on our daily lives and how we can be better Catholic Christians, always knowing that the Lord will rescue us if we live out our earthly life trying our best to do his will and praising him.

  • What in my life causes me the most worry/stress/anxiety?
  • What can I do to overcome these situations?
  • Where can I distribute more of my time to be a disciple and servant of Jesus? (i.e. volunteering, sharing talents, etc.)

Allison Pelzel
Class of 2014
Major: Supply Chain Management and Business Honors
Future Plans: I plan to work for KPMG Strategic Sourcing and Procurement.

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St. Mary's Catholic Center will post a daily reflection from a student, former student, or staff member every day of Lent. We have compiled these reflections into a handout, given to our students on Ash Wednesday.

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