Sunday, February 26, 2012
Our Lenten Week
*Family fast (Personal penances private)
*Weekly "Pray, Fast, Give" focus
*Scripture passage to memorize together
So for the week ahead, we will think about Jesus' wounded Hands, and ~
Pray -- for priests whose hands bring us the Eucharist,
Fast -- from rough handling of each other and our material goods,
Give -- our own hands for a kind act each day.
And we're working on this beginning of a section of Tobit :
"Through all your days, my son, keep the Lord in mind and suppress every desire to sin or to break His commandments." (4:5)
Since it has been just four days, there are minimal discernments or discoveries, other than how embarrassingly close I am to pawning my van for a cookie. But this introspection and God-spection is hard work. Good work. Training-the-will work.
"Lent must renew in us our union with Jesus Who speaks to us of the need of conversion and shows us the way to reach it. The Church, a wise and loving Mother, suggests useful ways to reach this wonderful purpose ; these are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving." (Pope John Paul II)
All for Him,