When the summer months come they bring with them increased opportunities for relaxation and recreation. However, our fast-moving world would often seek to deny us those gifts of time and space. We can find ourselves in a place where the desire for leisure is seen as a sign of laziness or lack of commitment.
But was it not God who gave to us the model of rest by refraining from activity on the seventh day of creation? And if all we have comes from God, by not taking the time for leisure do we not disregard this essential gift?
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“’Your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father,’ (Matt 5:16).”
Daily Lent Reflection
Jesus instructed His disciples to go to all nations and peoples and to bring His light to them. Our mission is to continue to spread the gift of faith, whatever our state in life: to let the light of Christ shine through us wherever we go and whatever we do. This is done by loving one another as Christ has loved us.
Daily Lent Challenge
Today I will take a few moments to call to mind some of the challenging and important situations in which I am called to witness as a servant and follower of Jesus. They may be local; family, workplace or community. They may be national or worldwide; the environment, human and natural resources, the economic order or governmental affairs.
–Teresa Keogh, Archdiocese of Southwark