Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for March 8, 2020

Reflection for March 8, 2020

Habits worth giving up

Substitute thoughts, words and actions with those that align with Jesus’ 

By Sister Geraldine Krautkramer

What comes to mind when you read or hear of Lent?

This is an annual call for us to reflect on how we have been living, talking and relating with every aspect of life. Do our thoughts, words and actions align with Jesus’? Jesus has generously given us clear examples.

Lent is a time for reconciliation. We reconcile with God through the sacrament of Penance. What are some changes you might consider?

  • Give up complaining. Focus on gratitude instead.
  • Give up gossiping.
  • Give up jealousy. Pray for trust in Jesus.
  • Give up discouragement. Turn to hope and prayer.
  • Give up anger. Ask for patience.
  • Give up “I can’t”. Try “I can with God’s help”.

Lord, help me to rely on your Word. Fill my soul with your love so that I can encourage others. Amen.


Fr. Bill Jacobs
03/06/2020 6:24 am

Thank you so much, Sister!

I like your thoughts on this weekend's Readings...

I think I need to put some of them in practice myself..

Bless you, Sister!

In Christ's Never-ending Love,

Fr. Bill

03/06/2020 10:02 am

Beautiful! Sending love and peace during this season of renewal.

Paul Fischer
03/06/2020 10:46 am

Sr. Geraldine.....Love your "giving up" thoughts.....especially the emphasis on "I CAN.... with GOD'S help..!


Irene Whatley
03/06/2020 12:11 pm

I have several of those to give up, thanks for the reminder. God bless You!

Joyce Hansen
03/06/2020 3:50 pm

Your reflection is so relevant to our times. There would be so much more joy and happiness all around us if we would focus on happy thoughts!!

03/08/2020 12:13 am

Thank you so much for sharing this.

Sr. Rose Jochmann
03/11/2020 10:47 am

Thanks, Gerri.

I appreciate these practical examples of "giving up".

Sr. Rose

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