During these difficult times seen throughout the world, such as the devastation caused by the global pandemic with human tolls of life, health and well-being, suffering in our country caused by natural disasters and moral and civil unrest and the violence and oppression seen around the world, it is hard to watch and see others in pain. And, if pandemic restrictions, distance, our time constraints and our finances prevent us from serving others in these areas of great need, remember:
Through His ministry and the Cross, Jesus taught us to serve. When we reach out to the sick and offer comfort, we serve; when we visit a lonely friend or person socially in need through FaceTime, Zoom or other virtual means, by safe-distancing or by a written note, we serve; when we console a family who has lost a loved one by calling, writing to them, having a Mass or prayers offered up for them, we serve; when we provide for the poor in whatever their need by offering our time, money, food and extra clothing, we serve; and when we give encouragement or caring by offering a simple smile seen through our masked covered face by shining eyes, or by extending a slight wave of our hand, or by providing a few words of support and love, we serve.
Let us offer this prayer…
Spirit of God, ignite our faith, hope and love into new actions of service each day. Amen
Lenten Blessings and His Graces,