Reflection of the Day:
So many “religious” mains roads lead to the same answer: love your neighbor as yourself, do unto others as you would have them do unto you; measure out to others as you want to be measured; forgive us our trespasses as we forgive others. I think I get it. But yet on the highway, I am kind of happy when the other guy who sped pass me gets a ticket and at the same time I want mercy for me when I get pulled by the highway police. I do think this is harder for some of us then others and I think for many of us we can do it in some areas and not so much in others. Lent is the time for each of us to examine those areas in which have a hard time treating others the way we want to be treated? And for those of us who generally find this hard We need to pick at least one area or person and focus on doing it God’s way toward that person or in that area.
Take 10 minutes to quietly pray and while praying think of one person who has wronged you. Ask God to help you to let go and forgive.
For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
a stranger and you welcomed me,
naked and you clothed me,
ill and you cared for me,
in prison and you visited me.’