Lenten Reflection Day 38: John 6:63

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“The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” (John 6:63)

Reflection

From Scriptures flow Redemption, for from them flow spirit and life. Spirit because the Divine inspired them, spoke them, fulfilled them. Life because through them and in them Resurrection has come to us.

Today’s Intention

O Lord, your words are spirit and life. May they bless our Lenten journey and beyond.

Peace and Goodness

Lenten Reflection Day 37: Luke 1:31

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“Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31)

Reflection

The announcement of the birth of Jesus is eternal salvation.

When the Angel Gabriel spoke to Mary, we too became overshadowed by the Holy Spirit’s grace: Jesus within us.

The Lenten season is a chance to meditate on the meaning of the Annunciation in our lives. Are we servants of the Lord? Is the joy of the Word of God manifested in us? The answers lie in our hearts.

Today’s Intention

May the Holy Spirit teach us to live out the child Jesus conceived within us.

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.”

Peace and Goodness

Lenten Reflection Day 36: Daniel 3:56

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“Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven,

praiseworthy and glorious forever.” (Daniel 3:56)

Reflection

Some people view Lent mainly as a time of self-sacrifice. However, Lent is more than that. Lent is also a time of joy.

During the Lenten season, we celebrate the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, and the Annunciation of the Lord. Also, there is no fasting on Sundays. Then, on Easter Sunday, we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord.

Lent is joyful too. Let us embrace it as much as self-sacrifice.

Today’s Intention

May the last days of Lent, O Lord, open ours hearts to experiencing the joys and blessings you have given us, and may we share them with those we encounter.

Peace and Goodness

Lenten Reflection Day 35: Psalm 102:2

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“Lord, hear my prayer;

let my cry come to you.” (Psalm 102:2)

Reflection:

Prayer and Lent are inseparable. One sustains the other.

Prayer is Lent, and Lent is prayer.

In prayer with talk with the Lord, in Lent, the Lord listens to us.

Prayer comes from our heart, and Lent flows from the heart of Jesus.

Prayer is our voice, and Lent unites our voices with our Savior.

In prayer, we seek relief, and in Lent, we find refuge.

Today’s Intention

You know my prayer, O Lord, have mercy on me.

Jesus, you shared our humanity; wipe away our tears.

Holy Spirit, you are our advocate; we trust our prayers to you.

Peace and Goodness