Lent is a time set aside to grow spiritually. I invite you to spend a few minutes this weekend and the coming week contemplating the following Six Steps that will bring you ever closer to the Lord….
I REALIZE THAT GOD THE FATHER, SON & SPIRIT ARE HERE WITH ME NOW
I sit and reflect that I was born to live this life of mine to the fullest with the help of the Father, Son and Spirit. I ponder that my life must end in death for only one reason – So that I will resurrect and live in the joy of the Trinity forever.
I AM WILLING TO LET GO & LET GOD
O Lord, help me to not get caught up in so many things that are not important in my life. Keep reminding me, Lord, that the best things in my life are free – love, laughter, caring and sharing. Help me to not be a prisoner of the coronavirus news in the media.
I AM MINDFUL
Become aware of the “filler” words and phrases that you use: “You know,” “Kind of,” “Sort of,” “Um,” “Ah,” “So,” “Well,” and “Like”. Imagine Jesus saying: “I am, ‘kind of’, the resurrection and, ‘um,’ the life; whoever ‘sort of’ believes in me, even if he dies, ‘well,’ will live.”
Try to eliminate as many of these words and phrases as you can, today and this coming week.
I LISTEN TO GOD SPEAKING TO ME
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord, I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who is coming into this world.”
These are Jesus’ words in tomorrow’s Gospel. The full reading: John 11:1-45
Do YOU believe that Jesus is the resurrection and the life? How do you live differently because of your belief in Jesus?
I SPEAK TO JESUS
As I am here with you Jesus, I notice the gentleness in your eyes and the love in your smile. I feel your presence to the point that I may someday leave this world, but in eternity I will never be apart from you. Help me so that all the news on the coronavirus does not separate me from you. Please add your own words…..
I AM WILLING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH MY LIFE
The fact that there’s a highway to hell and only a stairway to heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers.