[ 47 DAILY LENTEN REFLECTIONS ]
FROM THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE & ORANGE COUNTY CATHOLIC SHOOLS
DAY 38 - FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2020
I invite you to this most important act in praying the scripture. When God speaks… listen! So, let’s listen in our hearts as we slowly read and reflect on His Word.
Wow, isn’t it interesting what the Lord has had to say to us through this most intriguing and sometimes stressful time in regards to Coronavirus. I realize we might even be sick of hearing about it, but let’s remember the timing of God’s Word in scripture was set long before any virus decided to jump into the scene of our everyday life.
Between today’s Psalm and the opening line of the Gospel, God speaks poignantly:
“Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps my word will never see death.”
“When Abram prostrated himself, God spoke to him. My covenant with you is this…”
“The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.”
“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”
His Word is the beginning of the Covenant God made with us. And while we are not able to be physically present to Mass, we can engage in the deep reality of Mass through a Spiritual Communion. It is actually called an “Act of Spiritual Communion”. We act in the way we are called to live. And we discover what that looks like through our acts and actions.
Father, please give me the grace to listen before I act so I know how I am to act. May my actions reflect your Word spoken to me now and through the ages. Please give me the power that flowed forth from your pierced side that equals and surpasses the power and weight of the tasks before me.
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