Isaiah 55: 10-11 “…’So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.”
Psalm 34: 4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 “…Look to him that you may be radiant with joy, and your faces may not blush with shame...”
Matthew 6: 7-15 “…’Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This is how you are to pray: Our Father who art in heaven…’…”
Blessed Daniel Brottier (1876 – 1936), born in France, Daniel worked as a missionary in Senegal West Africa and at home in France. He was also assigned during World War I to minister to the troops on the front line. He helped raise money to fund two projects to help the poor in these areas.
Today’s readings are a perfect lesson for our Lenten journey, in that they are perfectly simple. We know we have to ease into this reconnecting with our spiritual dimension of ourselves, and simple works well. Life can be going along just fine for some people, but for people who have a lot on their prayer list, today’s readings are especially pertinent.
The lesson will return good fruit and is for our own health and mind, as it removes so many obstacles from our path. From the Gospel we read if we “do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.” (Matthew 6: 15)
Peace be with you…
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