Serving the Word: Mt 6, 1-6. 16-18

 Matthew 6:1-6.16-18:
“When you give alms, do not have it trumpeted before you. When you pray, go to your private room and, when you have shut the door, pray to your Father who is in that secret place. When you fast, do not put on a gloomy look as the hypocrites do: they pull long faces to let men know they are fasting”.

Today we begin the season of Lent, the road that will lead us to Easter.
The road that is going to lead us to the great celebration of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.
The Lord invites us today to travel and walk along three paths that lead us to God and they are three paths that are essential for our life of following Jesus.
In our journey of following Jesus alms-giving, fasting and prayer are indispensable.
More alms-giving for others, more fasting for one’s self, more prayer for God.
* Fast from noise and distractions that prevent you from hearing the voice of your conscience and find yourself more deeply with God and with others.
* Give alms to yourself, from within. Share your qualities, your time, your property, your life…
* Deal more with the Lord. Don’t forget to meet each day with him in your daily time of prayer, weekly in the Eucharist and frequently in the Sacrament of reconciliation.
Revive and take care of yourself with these good intentions for Lent that you begin today is not an empty time from God, but filled with and full of his presence.
In this way you will celebrate with all the joy and fullness the Lord’s Paschal feast.
Good day.

Antonio Sanjuán Marín, cmf


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