LENT, DAY 38, FRI, APRIL 11

GREAT NEWS, EASTER IS ALMOST HERE. THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 13, IS PALM SUNDAY, THEN HOLY WEEK, THEN EASTER, AND THE LORD WILL RISE AGAIN.  THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

REFLECTION:  A SIMPLE MEAL   Riz National is a popular rice and bean meal in Haiti.  SHARE a simple Haitian meal with your family by trying this week’s recipe for Riz National.  Pray together for those in Haiti who are hungry.  GIVE the money you saved by sharing this meal to your RICE Bowl.

PRAYERS;   His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands.  Genesis 39:3

Success, O Lord is hard to come by some days.  I have too many projects receiving too little of my attention.  It is terribly disappointing when something for which I have worked hard does not succeed.  Lord, when it is your will, cause the work that I do to succeed.  On the occasions that success does not befall me, O Lord, give me patient trust in you.  Keep me from trusting in my own efforts.  Amen

GOD’S BLESSINGS COME FROM THE NEEDY  FOR HE HAS DELIVERED THE LIFE OF THE NEEDY FROM THE HANDS OF EVILDOERS.  Jeremiah 20:13

When Jesus says, “Blessed are the poor,”  he is speaking not just of the poor economically but of each of us, his beloved brothers and sisters, when we experience our human fragility.  That basic human weakness is never more evident than when people fall sick or face the reality of their death.  People seldom consider themselves “blessed” when weakness befalls them.  We want to help.  We want to do something for people in need.  We want to offer consolation to those who are in grief and alleviate the suffering of those who are in pain.  There is obviously nothing wrong with that desire…But unless we realize that God’s blessing is coming to us from those we want to serve, our help will be short-lived, and eventually we may feel burned out.

Let me serve, O, Lord, without getting burned out.

Have a blessed Lent

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