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Reflect: Why are you fasting this Lent?

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The Beatitudes are about reciprocity—what we do for others is also done for us. When we speak out for those who are hungry, we know we’ve done God’s work. At the same time, when we see others suffer, we ourselves suffer. It is then that we are given the opportunity to take action. - CRS Rice Bowl During the season of Lent, our fasting is not only a way in which we learn to pay attention to the deepest desires we have, but it also provides us with an opportunity to be in solidarity with those…

During the season of Lent, our fasting is not only a way in which we learn to pay attention to the deepest desires we have, but it also provides us with an opportunity to be in solidary with those who suffering pangs of hurt and hunger each day.

Six exceptional ways to live the Church's "Ordinary Time"    By Woodeene Koenig-Bricker  Until Advent or Lent begins, we're in a liturgical transition phase. How to make the most of it

Six exceptional ways to live the Church's "Ordinary Time" By Woodeene Koenig-Bricker Until Advent or Lent begins, we're in a liturgical transition phase.

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“Lent is a time to assess the season in which we find ourselves—and to make a change." - CRS Rice Bowl  Pope Francis goes further to say: “Fasting helps us to attune our hearts to the essential and to sharing. It is a sign of awareness and responsibility in the face of injustice, abuse, especially to the poor and the little ones, and it is a sign of the trust we place in God and in his providence.” http://thelightison.org/3-27/ | ‪#‎TheLightIsON‬

Lent is a time to assess the season in which we find ourselves—and to make a change.

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If we are to speak freely, openly and fruitfully with others, we must be clear about who we are, what God has done for us, and what it is that he asks of us.

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History: Above is a picture of Pope Francis. In March of Jorge Mario Bergolio, known as Pope Francis, became the first pope from Argentina. He is also the first pope from South America. Many Argentinians were very proud to have a pope from their country.

When I was a child Lent was all about ashes, fish sticks, the Stations of the Cross, and the Rice Bowl. In those days it was called “Operation Rice Bowl,” and I remember the excitement I had every Lent as I assembled my bowl and marveled at the fact that I could do something that would help suffering people around the world. As a child, I had very little understanding of money, and I don’t think I really had a grasp on the impact that my small contribution would make... #CRSRiceBowl

When I was a child Lent was all about ashes, fish sticks, the Stations of the Cross, and the Rice Bowl. CRS Rice Bowl: What you give up for Lent changes lives.

“Kenosis” is the self-emptying of Christ, the gift of God’s love to us. It reminds us that God the Son emptied himself of what it meant to be God, to take on what it meant to be human in the person of Christ—and that this was done solely out of love. It’s what we’re called to do each and every day: push aside what it means to be me and take in Christ so we can better serve others. It’s the very nature of relationship, the very nature of love, the very nature of God. It’s what the Eucharist…

Today’s reflection comes from Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl initiative. During the season of Lent, we focus on removing things from our life that get in the way of God.

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