OF GOD – In the silence of this day, I come to You, O Lord.
Help me to hear Your voice and love You with my whole heart, mind and
him who is wise understand these things; let him who is prudent know
them. Straight are the paths of the LORD, in them the just walk, but
sinners stumble in them.” Hosea 10
the Lord your God: hear my voice. Psalm
During these 40 days, we are on a
journey to encounter the Triune God, the Trinity. We are praying for
a transformation. We are looking for that right relationship with our
Creator. We are halfway to Easter!
shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your
shall love your neighbor as yourself.
There is no other commandment greater than these.”
do we do this? This love is more than a feeling or
emotion. Love is the decision or choice of
the will. It is agápē love. It involves faithfulness,
commitment and will. We attempt to be faithful in our daily
relationship with the Trinity by prayer, meditation, contemplation,
praise, worship, and following the path of the Lord. We make a commitment
to God to be the best version of ourselves and to follow His
guidelines (commandments). We train our wills, our willpower, or our
self-control to put God at the center of our lives. Agápē love is
clear in I Corinthians 13. The story of the Good Samaritan is an
example of such love. (Luke 10:25-37)
Each day we have opportunities to
love God, our neighbors and ourselves. How difficult is it to place
God at the center of our heart, mind and soul? Are we God centered or
ego centered? Because we are human, we often fall short of agápē
love, the self-sacrificing love for God and others.
Saint Ignatius tells us that we are
either moving towards or away from God in our actions each day.
Are you experiencing transformation
by your prayer, fasting, and almsgiving on this journey?
Have you decreased the noise in your
life to hear God’s whisper? Today is a new day to encounter the
Today is a day of abstinence from
meat, which encourages love of God, neighbor, and self.
Adoration today from 8:30 am -1:30
pm will allow silent time with God.
Rosary: Sorrowful Mysteries
Stations of the Cross begin at 6 pm
in the Church. The Way of the Cross is a contemplative spiritual
pilgrimage of the passion of Christ.
Stations of the Cross are found
under Resources for Lent, on the St. John Vianney
O Lord, help me sit in the silence
of this day and see myself as You see me.
Where have I loved You, my neighbors
Where did I fail to love today?
Open my eyes to see. Open my ears to hear. Open my heart to
have agápē love and be compassionate like the Good Samaritan. The
Kingdom of God is a way of living; grant that I may live in a way
pleasing to You. Grant me the grace to sit in silent contemplation,
emptying myself to just “be” in Your Presence.