Lent Reflections: Feb. 26, 2016

“When Jesus heard of it, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself …” (Matthew 14:13)

Our lives can often be cluttered by information – the media, news, memories, the internet, mail – it can feel like just too much information. In the scripture above, the apostles had just told Jesus about the beheading of John the Baptist. Jesus must have felt overwhelmed and decided to take some time away, alone. Consider simplifying your news diet on a Saturday in Lent, or sometime soon. You don’t have to be a hermit, but barring emergencies or necessities, try a media fast for a day – no TV, radio, newspaper, computer, cell phone, email … It might help to remove yourself from temptation by going to a deserted, digital-free place. Click here for background.

Reading 1 — Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13A, 17B-28A
Responsorial Psalm — Psalm 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21
Verse Before The Gospel — John 3:16
Gospel — Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46

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