Bread of Life, from Art in the Christian Tradition,
a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.
O God, you delight not in pomp and show,
but in a humble and contrite heart.
Overturn our love of worldly possessions
and fix our hearts more firmly on you,
that, having nothing,
we may yet possess everything,
a treasure stored up for us in heaven. Amen
Matthew 6:1-6 The Giving of Alms
"Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. "So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you."
Listening to the parable told by Jesus, can be an eyeopener. How many times a day do you do something because you get recognized? Someone will say something nice about you? This Lent, can you do something —no one else knows— that is good- but you? Can this change life for someone else?
Do Lent generously ***What is your RED BOX?
Read about Sr. Claudine and her project to help others.
nice prayer for Lent
Matthew 6: 16
Ash Wednesday and Lent in 3 minutes: Busted Halo