PRAYER / Lenten Reflection 2005
Thursday, March 3, 2005
Today Jesus speaks of divisions that exist among us. He emphasizes that we can’t survive in these situations, as individuals or as a nation. Also, today we remember St. Katharine Drexel from Philadelphia who spent her life working for unity and justice among all races, as she reached out to those who were divided from the mainstream of society, the Afro-Americans and Native Americans. Now, in our century many of those same divisions are still with us. Yet there are new ones: the immigrant facing deportation; Muslims dealing with racial profiling; seniors being forced to choose between food and medicine; poor families abandoning their children in hopes of a better life for all. When we read these accounts in the news, let us listen to the voice of God and pray for the wisdom to respond with mercy and justice.
God, the creator of all people, enable me to see beyond our difference of color and culture, help me to listen and learn from the wisdom and traditions of people who come from other continents and religious beliefs. I pray that I remain faithful to the gospel of Jesus. Remove the divisions that exist in my heart and bring me into union with all my brothers and sisters.
|Contributor: Sister Ethel Howley|
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Baltimore Province
6401 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21212-1016
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