REFLECTION; STATION 6 VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS;
CRS Philippines is CRS’ oldest country program. CRS has been helping Filipinos in need since 1945. Like Veronica, we’re called to stick by those who suffer throughout their joys and challenges. GIVE 75 cents to your Rice Bowl.
A full and fair weight you shall have, a full and fair measure you shall have, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 25:15
Heavenly Father, I know that growing old is a true gift from you. Yet the gift of old age does come with struggles of its own-aches and pains, pills and prescriptions, inabilities and insecurities. Lord, as I take up the crosses of my health, be with me. Every breath I take is a gift from you. Every day I live is an opportunity to sing your praises. Let me carry the cross of growing older with patient joy and godly wisdom. Amen. (this is a wonderful prayer to share with older people you know.)
OUR UNIQUE VOCATION: I DELIGHT TO DO YOUR WILL, OH MY GOD. Psalm 40:8
You get out and do what the gospel is saying. Jean Vanier is a prophet for me. He did something that I could relate to–working with mentally handicapped people. There are some people who go to prison, who develop a whole nonviolent strategy around that. There are people who live very simple lives of prayer. Some live in monasteries, some as hermits, some in families. There are doctors and lawyers who live as witnesses. There are people who use their wealth to bring about things that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. We have to get in touch with what is our unique vocation, to be a sign of hope in the world. By: Henri J.M.Nouwen
PLEASE, GOD, MAKE ME A SIGN OF HOPE IN THIS WORLD.
Have a blessed Lent