• Don’t Wait to Feel Loving

    SATURDAY, FIRST WEEK OF LENT Don’t Wait to Feel Loving You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute…

  • Priorities

    FRIDAY, FIRST WEEK OF LENT Priorities Leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift. —Matthew 5:24 Perhaps more than any time in recent history,…

  • Good Things

    THURSDAY, FIRST WEEK OF LENT Good Things Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you… how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to…

  • Always a Good Prayer

    WEDNESDAY, FIRST WEEK OF LENT Always a Good Prayer Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and steadfast spirit within me. —Psalm 51:10 We could recite this verse from the psalms every day of the…

  • Enough for Each Day

    TUESDAY, FIRST WEEK OF LENT Enough for Each Day Give us this day our daily bread. —Matthew 6:11 Jesus knew the story of his ancestors, the Israelites, who wandered in the desert for 40 years. He knew God fed them…

  • Who Here Needs Your Help?

    MONDAY, FIRST WEEK OF LENT Who Here Needs Your Help? Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me. —Matthew 25:40 In…

  • Angels Tending

    FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT Angels Tending He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts, and the angels waited on him. —Mark 1:13 A year into the worldwide pandemic now, it may…

  • All Prayers Allowed

    SATURDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY All Prayers Allowed Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my cry of supplication. —Psalm 86:6 There is so much we may be asking from God: huge things like healing for those sick with…

  • Fasting in Perspective

    FRIDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY Fasting in Perspective Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? —Isaiah…

  • Unexpected Graces

    THURSDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY Unexpected Graces What does it profit them if they gain the whole world but lose or forfeit themselves? —Luke 9:25 Even though this past year has been difficult, it has also offered many graces. One grace…