Dear Corpus Christi,
“My child, you are with me always. Everything I have is yours.” (Luke 15:31)
On this first Sunday in Lent, all of the readings (and the psalm) speak to the reality that God is always with us – in affliction (1st reading and psalm), when tempted (Gospel), and at all times (2nd reading). We often think that peacefulness is a sign that God is with us…and it is…but God is also near in tumultuous times (whether personal or communal). God is with us when we are doing good deeds and when we’re tempted to not do good. So close are we to God that we live in God’s heart at every moment. The question is: does God reside in ours?
Reflection questions for the week:
- When is it easy to believe that God is always with you?
- When is it most difficult to believe that God is
always with you?
- What would it take for you to truly believe that
God is with you always?
Pat Fosarelli for the Liturgy Committee