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Being Aware of Distractions as You Transform

4th Week of Lent

“Starve your distractions. Feed your focus.” - Unknown

We are now entering the second part of Lent and we continue to long for a deeper relationship with Christ. As we read this week’s gospel we hear how Jesus is being questioned and judged. One would say he enters the “courtroom” as he is on trial. 

As we continue our personal and community journey of transformation we must be aware of the distractions around us that may lead us into our own “courtrooms”. As Jesus continued on his path of transformation, others took notice and started to question his integrity and intentions. We too can face this same distraction. We have been called by the holy presences into the season of transformation and we may have others around us that start to question our intentions. Stay focused, humbled and grounded.

Or on the other hand, you may see within yourself growth during this Lenten season and start to question others who may have not have started this journey or are taking slower steps. Again I warn you to stay focused and do not allow the ego and personal pride to take over. Instead, be the example of the humble servant who is answering the “call”, just like Jesus did. Stay focused, humbled, and grounded. 

Questions for this week:
•    What areas of your life do you see growth?
•    What areas of your life still need attention?
•    Are you participating within the churches transformation journey or have you created a “court” and appointed yourself the judge and jury?
•    If you haven’t participated in the churches transformation journey, how can you participate?

Remember to stay focused, humbled and grounded.

This weeks Prayer (read slowly)
Suscipe
St. Ignatius of Loyola

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding,
and my entire will,
all I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.

 

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
that is enough for me.

Amen.


Una meditación de Cuaresma y la Restauración de nuestra Iglesia

Cuarta Semana de Cuaresma
Ser conscientes de las distracciones mientras somos transformados

"Prívate de tus distracciones, alimenta tu enfoque." - Desconocido

Ya estamos en la segunda parte de la Cuaresma y buscamos una relación más profunda con Cristo. En el Evangelio de esta semana Jesús es cuestionado y juzgado. Uno puedo decir que ha ido a "corte."

Al continuar nuestra jornada personal y comunitaria de transformación, debemos estar conscientes que las distracciones nos pueden llevar nosotros mismos a corte. Muchos cuestionaron la integridad y las intenciones de Jesús cuando Él mismo estaba en su transformación. Dios nos está llamando a que hagamos nuestra transformación, pero al mismo tiempo habrá quienes cuestionen nuestra integridad e intenciones. Manténganse firmes, humildes y de pie. 

Por otra parte, al seguir tu propia transformación, puedes tener la tentación de juzgar a los demás quienes no han empezado su Transformación o que están tomando pasos lentos. Pero, manténganse enfocados y no dejen que sus "egos" y sus orgullos tengan más importancia. Más bien, sean ejemplos de servidores humildes quienes están respondiendo al "llamado," así como lo hizo Jesús. Manténganse firmes, humildes y de pie. 

Preguntas para meditar esta semana:
•    ¿En qué partes de tu vida observas un crecimiento?
•    ¿Qué partes de tu vida aún necesitan tu atención?
•    ¿Has participados en la transformación de la iglesia o haz creado tu propia "corte" y "juicio"?
•    Si aún no participas en la transformación de la iglesia, ¿cómo podrías participar?

Recuerden: Manténganse firmes, humildes y de pie. 

Oración para esta semana (leer lentamente)

Suscipe
San Ignacio de Loyola

Toma, Señor, toda mi libertad
Recibe mi memoria,
Mi intelecto y mi voluntad.
Todo lo que tengo y poseso
Tú me has dado;
Los devuelvo a Ti
Para usar según tu voluntad.
Danos solo tu amor y tu gracia,
Estos nos basten,
Y no pidamos más.

Amén

Tags: focused, reflection, lent meditation, st agatha, transformation, Lent

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