Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Feb. 18, 2024

Reflection for Feb. 18, 2024

Hope and transformation

As Lent begins, the Gospel  encourages us to have faith and fidelity

by Sister Laura Zelten

The Gospel for First Sunday of Lent is one of optimism and change. It encourages us to have faith in the Good News and to join in the arrival of God's kingdom. This message reminds us that no matter how far we may have strayed from God, we always have the opportunity to turn back and witness His transformative power in our lives.

While in the desert, Satan tempts Jesus to abandon his mission and take the easy way out. Despite the challenge, Jesus remains steadfast in his commitment to his Father's will. This teaches us about the nature of temptation in our own lives and the importance of remaining true to our beliefs, even in the face of adversity.

Sunday's Gospel gets us started on our Lenten journey. It is time to commit to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

  • What needs to be cleansed and renewed in my life?
  • What can I do to show my love for God's world?
  • Is there a specific transformation which I am hoping for during this Lenten season?


William Jacobs
02/16/2024 6:27 am

Thanks so very much! My Sister, Annie and I are hanging in there. Your Prayers are greatly appreciated! Thanks so much from the bottom of our hearts. Wish I could return home to your location sometime, but that too is not possible right now. You are definitely in my Thoughts and Dailly Prayers.

Your life-long Friend and Admirer. Father Bill Jacobs (Came into your Circle of Being in 1941.)

02/16/2024 8:52 am

Thanks for the reflection and the great questions to ponder.

Have a blessed Lent.

Ellen Kane
02/16/2024 11:45 am

Thank you, Sr. Laura, for reminding us to faithfully remain steadfast, trusting in the Lord's help to transform our every action into grace. Happy Lent!

02/16/2024 1:32 pm

Great food for thought Laura, thanks.

02/17/2024 3:51 pm

Thank you for the reminder to remain steadfast and true to our beliefs. I like your questions, too.

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