Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI

Reflection for Feb. 22, 2015

Fasting, praying, almsgiving make room for God in each of us

by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich

On this First Sunday of Lent we journey with Jesus into the desert of emptiness and temptation.  During his 40 days in the wilderness Jesus did not turn his heart away from his loving Father.  In the midst of being tempted by Satan, Jesus is sheltered by God.  God's angels minister to him and he is secure among wild beasts.  The heart of Jesus was strengthened in knowing God was with him and would never fail him.  His experience alone with God opened his heart to embrace the challenges in the journey he would undertake.

We know that Lent is a time to change our hearts through fasting, praying and giving alms.


Sister Lynne Marie,
You have framed excellent questions by asking us to go within our being and then out to serve as Christ has done. Prepare and act. Thank you!

Thank you for this reflection...very good questions to ponder and act on!

Thank you for your timely questions and reflection.

Thanks for the reflection and questions which so apply this Lent! Very meaningful to me.


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