LENT, DAY 36, APRIL 9

I SHOULD MENTION THAT ACTUALLY THERE ARE ONLY 40 DAYS IN LENT BECAUSE WE DON’T COUNT THE SUNDAYS. HOWEVER, I AM COUNTING SUNDAYS SO THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 40 ON MY BLOG.

REFLECTION:  READ ACTS 2:42-47

“All who believed were together and had all things in common…”  In Haiti, CRS’ healthcare programs have helped decrease malnutrition from 10% to 8% in Louisma’s village.  How many times have you seen a doctor this year?   GIVE 50cents to your Rice Bowl for each visit.

PRAYERS;  Be still, and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!  Psalm 46:10

Uncertainty in the workplace causes me a great deal of angst, O God. Unemployment is a lingering concern in many households.  Though I may have a stable source of income, I know of so many people who do not.  How can I be still and free from worry with so much uncertainty swirling about at work?  Fill the earth with your peace.  Let your peace prevail in the marketplace so that stable employment might be plentiful.  As I take up the crosses of work, remind me to care for those without work.  Let me be a source of peace and comfort to them in their time of need.  Amen.  by, Trevor Sutton

THE DIVINE CALL:  IF YOU CONTINUE IN MY WORD, YOU ARE TRULY MY DISCIPLES; AND YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH WILL MAKE YOU FREE.  John 8:31-32

The basis of the Christian community is not the family tie or social or economic equality, or shared oppression or complaint, or mutual attraction…but the divine call.  The Christian community is not the result of human efforts.  God has made us into his people by calling us out of “Egypt” to the “New Land,” out of the desert to the fertile ground, out of slavery to freedom, out of our sin to salvation, out of captivity to liberation.  All these words and images give expression to the fact that the initiative belongs to God and that he is the source of our new life together.  By our common call to the New Jerusalem, we recognize each other on the road as brothers and sisters.

Gracious God, source of life, let me not miss your call

Lent, have you heard the divine call?

 

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