One Minute Reflection – 11 March – Monday of the First Week of Lent, Gospel: Matthew 25:31–46
“‘Come, O blessed of 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, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’”... Matthew 25:34-36
REFLECTION – “Jesus will come at the end of time to judge all nations but He comes to us each day, in many ways and asks us to welcome Him. May the Virgin Mary help us to encounter Him and receive Him in His Word and in the Eucharist and at the same time in brothers and sisters who suffer from hunger, disease, oppression, injustice. May our hearts welcome Him in the present of our life, so that we may be welcomed by Him into the eternity of His Kingdom of light and peace.”…Pope Francis-Angelus, 26 November 2017
PRAYER – Turn our hearts back to You, God our Saviour, form us by Your heavenly teaching. Let Your Face shine in all we meet and our hearts and hands give to all. May we truly grow and profit by our Lenten observance and become of the blessed, who will inherit the kingdom prepared for us. Mary Virgin most pure and merciful, Mother pray for us. We make our prayer through Jesus our Lord with the Holy Spirit, God forever, amen.