Lent Reflections: Feb. 23, 2016

” … ‘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 …'” (Matthew 25:34-35)

If you had a loaf of bread and a hungry child approached you, most people would give the child some bread. Most hungry people are invisible to us, however – unless you count the man near the road with a “Will work for food” sign. Did you know that $4.50/day is the average food allowance for a person who qualifies for Food Stamps (now called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)? Could you eat on $4.50 for one day? For a month? Why not simply try it this coming Saturday. Give the money you save to someone who needs it. Click here for background.

Reading 1 — Isaiah 1:10, 16-20
Responsorial Psalm — :Psalm 50:8-9, 16BC-17, 21 and 23
Verse Before The Gospel — Ezekiel 18:31
Gospel — Matthew 23:1-12

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