Thursday, March 15, 2012

Friday in the Third Week of Lent - 2012

Daily Mass Readings

I am enjoying retired life again this weekend, attending a fund raising event in NYC and at the same time visiting with some of my family who live in Calvert County.  I have to go to NYC to visit with them!!!  What are we missing.

Did the encounter between Jesus and the scribe seen different than most of his "meetings" with Pharisees and scribes?  If not, may I suggest you read it again before proceeding.

While we have no way of knowing if the scribe became convinced to follow the Way of Jesus, we do know that Jesus saw in the man and his values much of what he was trying to teach.  What we also know at this time in our history is that our vocation to walk with the Lord Jesus comes about successfully when we commit ourselves to walk with Jesus through thick and thin.  Like the scribe we have to be committed to loving unconditionally every single person God has created.  Of course, as you read in these postings, once again we meet the reality that being a faithful follower of Jesus is not easy!!!  

We are on the down slope of Lent now.  Don't give up.  If you have not started, why not try now.  Do you think the scribe would have accepted the Way of Jesus if he had the opportunity to go through Lent?