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Much like a devotional, these short meditations and Catholic reflections are based on each day's scripture readings or the Saint of the day.
Scripture reflections help us in our prayer life. They help us to listen to God's Word and to better understand the readings.
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March 1, 2015
Second Sunday of Lent
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, "Rabbi, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." (Mark 9:5)
I love this statement. I think of the times I have had a mountain-top experience and I wanted to hold onto it so it would last forever. It is as if I thought I would lose it. Or lose God.
But these kinds of experiences are consolations, gifts, warm-fuzzies. These experiences are not God Himself.
Peter had the company of God with him in a very unique way for three years, but he didn't know that. He didn't seem to understand that he was looking at the face of God everyday.
How many times have I looked right past the face of God because I was too interested in the "experience" of God?
Lord, it is good to be here with you. Help me to remember you are with me all the time, in both the mountains and the valleys of my life. Amen.
Monday, March 2
Daniel 9:4b-10; Luke 6:36-38
Jesus tells us that we will be forgiven as we forgive others. Who do I most need to forgive so that I may also be forgiven?
Lord, it is hard to forgive some hurts. Help me to understand that it is only in forgiving that I am forgiven. Grant me the strength to forgive all those who I presently hold any unforgiveness for.
Tuesday, March 3
St. Katharine Drexel
Isaiah 1:10, 16-20; Matthew 23:1-12
What can I do today to serve others?
Lord, there are many opportunities for me to serve others. Help me to grasp those opportunities and to serve whoever needs my service in your name. Never let me shirk in my responsibility to serve others.
Wednesday, March 4
Jeremiah 18:18-20; Matthew 20:17-28
Jesus calls us to serve others without looking for rewards. In what ways may I better serve my neighbors?
Lord, I know you call me to serve others. There are times that I do so, but for the wrong reasons. There are times I serve seeking recognition for that service. Take away from me that attitude and grant me the courage to offer unselfish service to my neighbor.
Thursday, March 5
Jeremiah 17:5-10; Luke 16:19-31
Jesus shows us that world's riches amount to nothing in the afterlife. How much importance do I place on my worldly possessions?
Lord, there are many things that I enjoy possessing. Help me to understand that if I do not use my worldly wealth to help others, it will be useless to me after death. Take away my love of worldly things and replace it with a love for your people.
Friday, March 6
Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46
Jesus was rejected by people who were close to him. Am I accepting of all those who are close to me?
Lord, help me to see you in all people. Grant me the insight to know the people in my life that I must work better to accept. Grant me the courage to accept all those who are within my sphere of influence.
Saturday, March 7
St. Perpetua and St. Felicity, Martyrs
Micah 7:14-15, 18-20; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
When have I received God’s unconditional love in my life?
Lord, there are so very many times that I have received your unconditional love. Help me to become more aware of your loving forgiveness. Never allow me to take your unconditional love for granted. Never take your love from me.
Monday through Saturday Daily Reflections by Deacon Rich Spiro
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