Lenten Reflection Day 5: Nehemiah 8:9,10

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“Today is holy to the Lord your God. Do not lament, do not weep! Go, eat rich foods and drink sweet drinks, and allot portions to those who had nothing prepared; for today is holy to our Lord.” (Nehemiah 8:9, 10)

Reflection

Let us not fast on the Lord’s day. God made Sunday for prayer, almsgiving, and joy.

Today is a day for worship. A celebration of the blessings in our lives. An occasion to relieve others’ sufferings according to our gifts.

Today’s Intention

Lord, this is the day you made for us. Please help us to experience and share it fully as you command us today.

Peace and Goodness

One Minute Audio Reflection on 1 Sam 3:10

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“Speak, for your servant is listening.”

Listening to the LORD is an act of humility; a recognition that He is the center of our attention. Such awareness unseals the doors of our hearts to receive the sweet fragrant of Wisdom.Listening to the LORD, however, can be a challenge when we are unfamiliar with His voice.

Like Samuel, we could confuse God’s voice with another the voice of another person.

Therefore, like a runner training for a marathon, we must train our hearts to recognize and to receive the LORD’s words. Such conquest is possible through a training regime of prayer, worship, and Lectio Divina.