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Lenten reflections from Catholic Charities leader: St Patrick’s day

Tuesday of the Third Week in Lent

March 17, 2009

Readings: Dn 3:25, 34-43, Ps 25:4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9, and Mt 18:21-35

Psalm 25 contains one of my favorite verses, “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior (5).” I love this verse because it truly illustrates to me the character of King David, author of this passage. David was a man seeking after God’s heart. And although David was not perfect, what is so beautiful about David is how you can hear throughout the Psalms him calling out to God. He desires for the Lord’s ways to be his own ways, for his path to be the Lord’s path, and his truth to be the truth in Christ.

This is something that should cause all of us to stop and reflect. Are we seeking after God’s heart? My Catholic Charities family, I know how very busy and stressful these times are for us. We are being asked to do more with less and are seeing so much pain with the families we serve. However, our first call is to God by spending time with Him in fellowship, prayer, and study. When we seek His heart, all else falls into place.

Lent calls us to focus on the incredible gift God has given us. And when we focus on being men and women after God’s heart, all who we meet and serve will sense it. This is when we truly become a beacon of hope in our communities.

Heather Reynolds

President/CEO

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc.

hreynolds@ccdofw.org

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