Lent Reflection: 4th Friday of Lent

March 31, 2017
Lent Reflection: 4th Friday of Lent (March 31, 2017) - ‘The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.’(Responsorial Psalm)


We all have situations in our lives that have caused heartbreak. Sometimes we respond by being independent—by thinking that we can solve the situation. We are often not inclined to share our saddest moments with those who can support us. This might happen because we think another person would see us as weak. Think of an aspect of life that still causes you heartbreak.


  • I will place the situation that causes me heartbreak before the Lord, and ponder how it feels to know that God is close to me in this moment and in this place.

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