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  • Fr. Howard Thompson

Lenten Bytes

We are all creatures of habit and routine. We arise at roughly the same time each day, and move into a schedule with which we are familiar. Although our routine may be good, life can become boring if we do not actively ponder and execute actions that will empower us to grow. The Season of Lent invites us to alter aspects of our routine and move more into reflection, so that we can become better disciples. It is good to routinely give thanks to God for His tremendous blessings in our lives. But this should lead us to ask how can we show gratitude to Him by being a blessing to others? The rich man routinely dressed and ate well (Lk. 16:19). But he failed to reflect on how he could share with Lazarus and so suffered torment in the netherworld (Lk. 16:23). How do we reflect and share the blessings of food, clothes, mercy and love with others? Loving Father, as You provide for my daily material and spiritual needs, help me to show true gratitude by sharing what You give me with all. Amen.


Fr. Howie


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