Monday, April 7, 2014

Lenten Reflection for Monday, April 7


April 7, 2014
MONDAY OF THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 * John 8:12-20

Today, we see that God forgives and provides for sinful people through our savior, Jesus, and calls them to a life of holiness. We are called to forgive our neighbors rather than judge them, and pray for a deeper conversion of their hearts that leads them towards a life of holiness where they follow their conscience under God’s guidance.

The only way we can hear this calling and do it well is to know God personally and to walk in the guidance of his Holy Spirit, as Daniel did in the Old Testament. God often provides opportunities for us in response to our prayers, but leaves it up to us to follow his guidance of the Spirit and act on those opportunities in our lives to lead people closer to our Savior.

  • Do you accept your neighbors as brothers and sisters in God, and yearn for them to strengthen their relationship with God?
  • Do you call your attention and actions to God throughout the day, and seek his will?
  • Do you follow his Spirit boldly?
  • Do you take advantage of opportunities granted by God to share his love and speak up for the life he calls us to live?

Ryan Efaw
Class of 2014
Major: Nursing

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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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