February 12 – Friday after Ash Wednesday

February 12, 2016  •   LPi

actWithIntegrityToday’s Gospel

“Your vindication (integrity) shall go before you, and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard, (Isa 58:8).”

Daily Lent Reflection

We are called to act with integrity in all aspects of our lives – and we all have the potential to stray from this. Integrity is mentioned many times in Scripture and it is both a private and a public matter. These lines of Scripture come immediately after the value of fasting – something traditional in Lenten observance. The image we are offered is one where we hold our personal integrity before us in the knowledge that ‘the glory of the Lord is behind us’. We are almost ‘sandwiched’ between these two callings.

Daily Lent Challenge

Today I will examine my life to determine if there is anything I need to fast from in order to act with integrity. I will also meditate on today’s reading to see if it aligns with the way I lead my life.

Teresa Keogh, Archdiocese of Southwark