How have your treated your neighbor today?

Monday of the First Week of Lent

Lv 19:1-2, 11-18

Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15

Mt 25:31-46

 We have entered into Lent hearing the call to repentance on Ash Wednesday, and then yesterday learning from Jesus as he uses the Word of Scripture to ward off temptation – yet this is only the beginning of our Lenten journey into the fullness of life Christ has won for us. 

Through Moses we hear our God tell us, “Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy.”  Quite a challenge in itself, but then we are told that this holiness needs to flow through us to others!  In the Gospel for today the king says to those on his right, “… whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Only by uniting all our thoughts, words, attitudes AND actions with Jesus will we know the life God desires for our joy.  Only by acting on behalf of our neighbor, our sisters and brothers, will Christ’s Spirit fully transform us this Lent.  May we continue in prayer for, and support, of one another.

About kstander

I am the University Chaplain for University Ministry at St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas.

Posted on March 14, 2011, in Lenten Reflections. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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