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Saturday of the First Week of Lent

Saturday, February 24, 2018
“May Lent be a beneficial time to ‘prune’ falseness, worldliness, indifference: so as not to think that everything is fine if I... Read More

Saturday of the First Week of Lent

“May Lent be a beneficial time to ‘prune’ falseness, worldliness, indifference: so as not to think that everything is fine if I am fine; so as to understand what counts is not approval, the search for success or consensus, but the cleansing of the heart and of life; so as to find again our Christian identity, namely, the love that serves, not the selfishness that serves us.” — Pope Francis

Reflection: What are your heart and life like at the end of the first full week of Lent? When have you served without expecting something in return? When have you given or received care that came with expectations of reciprocation? How did these two experiences impact your faith, if at all?

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