Monday of the First Week Of Lent
From the Gospel:
"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers or sisters of mine, you did for Me." (Mt 25:40)
Every human being is a special creation and gift of God, no matter their size, ability or circumstances. When the most vulnerable and defenseless are harmed, no one is safe. Do we want to know why there are school shootings and heinous crimes?
We need only look into our hearts. Is there any resentment or anger, even a little impatience with others. Look at our society -- violence and using other people as objects/things are rampant. Lent is the time to root these out.
Offer a Hail Mary for the safety and protection of all human life and those most vulnerable in our society.
"Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, prayer for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen."