Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Feb. 23, 2020

Reflection for Feb. 23, 2020

Going deeper

Sunday's readings challenge us to go the extra mile

by Renae Bauer

In writing about grace, Don Schwager states: “What makes Christianity distinct from any other religion? It is grace -- treating others, not as they deserve, but as God wishes them to be treated -- with loving kindness and mercy.”

As I plan for Lent -- a time to pray to, fast for and give back to God  -- I find in Sunday’s readings a plethora of guidance for growing in grace:

  • We belong to God. Do I act as though I believe this about myself and others?
  • We are to grow in holiness. This is a lifelong journey. Have I become lax?
  • To love my neighbor and enemy is to cast aside hate, revenge and grudges. Am I as loving to the people I disagree with as those I agree with?


Sister Donna Koch
02/21/2020 8:38 am

Well done. Thank you.

Kathy Decker
02/21/2020 3:24 pm

Thank you for the examination questions. I'm going to incorporate them this Lenten season.

02/24/2020 11:57 am

Message right on point - a clear reminder - as we approach Lent.

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