Sunday, March 10th
Dt. 26: 4-10
Ps 91:1-2. 10-11. 12-13. 14-15
Rom 10: 8-13/ Lk 4: 1-13
So here I am again, another Lent. . .another invitation, another urging, to allow the Spirit to lead me into the desert. This happens every year. Into how many deserts have I actually allowed the Spirit to lead me and what has happened there? More than a simple Lenten practice. . .where are the significant desert places to which I have been or am being led for some specific challenge or transformation? Maybe it’s a particular ministry, need or project, one over which I feel uncertain, inadequate, or challenged, or perhaps a health issue that leaves me feeling weak, uncertain or dependent. Maybe it’s the aging process and a sense of diminishment in so many areas. The Spirit is leading the way and I simply need to follow. Being put to the test, other spirits will interfere, questions will come, but with each step I take the answers, too, will come. . .maybe not at the beginning of my 40 or more day journey but at the time I most need them.
Loving God, you call, you lead, and you give me strength to follow. In that I place my “yes”. In you I place my trust. Amen
Take the first step in meeting whatever challenge comes today. Recognize the little deserts that come your way.
Ann Terese Reznicek, CSJ
LaGrange Park, IL