“… ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.'” (Mt. 25: 34-36)
During this Lent perhaps we could simply follow Jesus. Jesus told us not to worry about how we are to clothe our bodies. “For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.” (Luke 12:22) Consider making Saturdays a day of Simplicity. Let’s start with clothes. Look at your clothes this Saturday. Choose at least one item to give to someone who needs it more than you do. Ideally you can personally give it to a person in need, but don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. If necessary, take it to a place like Goodwill. Perhaps you already do this. Do it again. May this be the first of your Lenten Simple Saturdays. Click here for more ideas. Use the “Clothes” tag for even more.
Readings for Feb. 17, 2016, Wednesday of the First Week of Lent
Reading 1 — Jonah 3:1-10
Responsorial Psalm — Psaml 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19
Verse Before the Gospel — Joel 2:12-13
Gospel — Luke 11:29-32