Lenten Reflections

Lent Challenge 6

Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

When we step forward in kindness and compassion, small miracles happen all the time. We may never see the miracle occur like Veronica, but we are called to have faith that God continues to work in the lives of others long after we planted seeds of charity and love.

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Lent Challenge 5

Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross

Stewardship sometimes dictates that we step forward to offer help. Stewardship also calls us to accept the help of others. Meaningful and important goals cannot always be reached by using our gifts alone. Jesus did not object to Simon’s help. He needed Simon to help complete the journey.

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Lent Challenge 4

Jesus Meets His Mother

To give completely like a mother gives to her children is a profound gesture. Our Lady gave her entire self, even if it meant suffering unimaginable pain. Sometimes we are called to give until it hurts. But if we are to follow the example of Mary, we will respond regardless of the cost.

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Lent Challenge 3

Jesus Falls the First Time

Just like Jesus got back on his feet to continue on, we need to recover from our sins and carry on. How can we truly walk this life with him without being accountable to our brothers and sisters, our Church family, and God?

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Lent Challenge 2

Jesus Carries His Cross

True power only comes from God and all power rests in God. We can easily fall into a trap, believing worldly powers have tied our hands. The only one we should be surrendering power to is God.

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Lent Challenge 1

Jesus is Condemned to Death

What more can one give than his or her life? Jesus was innocent, yet condemned. His death and resurrection have taken away our condemnation and now we are free: free to give back all in his name.

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