February 26 – Second Friday of Lent

godsGiftsToday’s Scripture

“When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his brothers, they hated him so much that they could not say a kind word to him, (Gen 37:4).”

Daily Lent Reflection

Today’s first reading is part of the story of Joseph, the dreamer (the one with the multicolored dreamcoat). It is the story of how his brothers were jealous because Joseph had what they wanted. They could not appreciate the fact that God had chosen specific gifts for Joseph; but more importantly, they were also not recognizing the gifts that God had chosen for each of them.

Daily Lent Challenge

Today I ask myself if there is a person in my life I want to be like or a gift I wish I had that I have not been given? Can I be grateful when I receive that gift from or through someone else? I also will meditate on the gifts that God has given me and thank God for me.

Teresa Keogh, Archdiocese of Southwark