Brian R Corbin's Reflections on Religion and Life

Living Your Faith as Citizens and Leaders in Politics, Culture, Society and Business

Lent: Friday after Ash Wednesday

From USCCB Lenten Resource Page:

In today’s reading from Isaiah, we hear that the fasting God desires involves addressing injustices in our society and world.

Similarly, in his 2009 Lenten message, Pope Benedict XVI XVI quotes Saint Peter Chrysologus, who writes: “So if you pray, fast; if you fast, show mercy; if you want your petition to be heard, hear the petition of others. If you do not close your ear to others, you open God’s ear to yourself.”

Today, allow the spiritual practice of fasting to move you to engage in actions of mercy for others. Visit the Action Alert page of the Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development to find ways you can show mercy to others by advocating for policies that protect life and promote justice and peace.

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