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MONDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF LENT MARCH 7, 2022


THE BEST TIME YOU WILL SPEND ON EARTH


A reading from the Book of Leviticus Lv 19:1-2, 11-18


The LORD said to Moses, “Speak to the whole assembly of the children of Israel and tell them: Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy. “You shall not steal. You shall not lie or speak falsely to one another. You shall not swear falsely by my name, thus profaning the name of your God. I am the LORD. “You shall not defraud or rob your neighbor. You shall not withhold overnight the wages of your day laborer. You shall not curse the deaf, or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but you shall fear your God. I am the LORD. “You shall not act dishonestly in rendering judgment. Show neither partiality to the weak nor deference to the mighty, but judge your fellow men justly. You shall not go about spreading slander among your kin; nor shall you stand by idly when your neighbor’s life is at stake. I am the LORD. “You shall not bear hatred for your brother in your heart. Though you may have to reprove him, do not incur sin because of him. Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against your fellow countrymen. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.”


REFLECTION

"Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy."


Opposites do attract but sometimes we tire of that relationship: Introvert married to an extrovert, common sense vs oblivious how to think things out, happy vs grumpy. Etc.


Opposites who complement each other are said to make each other better.

However, God wants us to be one with Him. In all, communion of minds and thoughts with God are made pure. We cannot and do not want to escape Him. With God we can’t exaggerate, we can’t minimize, we can’t excuse. He knows all. We approach with humility and obedience, because He is God.

What a gift to be so open with Him that I don’t have to speak, keep up the conversation, solve, entertain or be sure all is okay. Just sit and contemplate and visit with God, who is with us always, delights in us, infuses His graces and feeds us with His Wisdom.


In adoration we have the Lord who is alive —His whole life, right before us, performing miracles on souls and bodies. We merely sit or kneel in prayer and adoration.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

This Lent let us visit with the living Lord whether seeking a contrite humble heart, or to be closer to God. Imagine, we actually sit in front of the Resurrected Lord. He gives of Himself all He is.

"Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life."
(Psalm 19)

God bless you


Resource: Manual of Eucharistic Adoration pp 131-133.




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