A deep sense of communion with the rest of nature cannot be real if our hearts lack tenderness compassion and concern for our fellow human beings. Laudato si
Questions to ponder: Is my life ‘all about ME’? Do I often feel powerful/superior over those who are less fortunate? Am I more generous to those who don’t need my generosity? How can I make a difference for one person each day during this season of Lent?
DO YOU WANT TO FAST THIS LENT? In the words of Pope Francis… Fast from hurting words and say kind words. Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude. Fast from anger and be filled with patience. Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope. Fast from worries and have trust in God. Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity. Fast from pressures and be prayerful. Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy. Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others. Fast from grudges and be reconciled. Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.
Behold, I have left an open door before you which no one can close. Revelation 3:8
Be willing to be a beginner, every single morning. Rumi
Each community can take from the bounty of the earth whatever it needs for subsistence, but it also has the duty to protect the earth and to ensure its fruitfulness for coming generations. Laudato Si
Intentionally seek out someone who could do with a kind word, a smile, an invitation. Make a difference in another’s life.
Be strong, stand firm, show compassion. Be the beautiful person you know you are.
The heart observes all that the eye fails to see.