Lent 2016:”a harvest through perseverance”

27 feb 2

“through perseverance” finger painting: Ronald Raab, CSC

Gospel Acclamation: Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance. (Luke8:15)

Today’s gospel (John 8:31-42) invites us to examine to live the truth of Jesus and that truth will set us free. I invite you as we approach Palm Sunday to pray through the truth of your own life. So often we pretend to be something we are not. We pretend to live in self-sufficiency when our hearts are breaking to reach out to Jesus in faith and to the lives of other believers. We pretend to have all the answers in life when we know we are lost and afraid. We hide from our lack of faith and we struggle to admit our real need for help in our lives in so many ways. The Lenten season invites us to empty our hearts in the truth and abundance of Jesus’ life within us.

I invite you to the core of your faith and need for God. Let us be aware that we can not grow with abundance unless we face the truth of our lives and the truth of our God. We will live the Word in life from the depths of truth, justice and hope.

  1. How can you discover the Word of God today, the word that harvests love in you?
  2. Can you sit today with all of the ways in which you do not face the truth in your life?
  3. How does the Word of God bring you truth and freedom?
  4. How does the death and resurrection of Jesus enable you to grow, change, persevere and bear witness to love and truth in our world?

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