Lent Reflections: Feb. 24, 2016

“They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left over–twelve wicker baskets full. Those who ate were about five thousand men, not counting women and children.” (Matthew 14:20-21)

So what do you think the apostles did with the left-over twelve baskets of bread and fish? Food is precious and they wouldn’t want it to go to waste. So also, metal, glass, plastic, and paper are precious. Pope Francis challenges us to take care of God’s creation by not polluting planet earth. But what do we do with what’s “left-over” after the meal, the package is opened, the paper read? Would it be possible next Saturday to simply waste nothing? Put nothing in the garbage? How little can you waste? Click here for ideas.

Reading 1 — Jeremiah 18:18-20
Responsorial Psalm — Psalm 32:5-6, 14, 15-16
Verse Before The Gospel — John 8:12
Gospel — Matthew 20:17-28

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