Moments in Philippine Daily Inquirer by Fr Jerry Orbos SVD
8th Sunday of Ordinary Time
March 3 2019
Our Lord and Master tells us today: “For from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.” Let us examine ourselves today, what we speak of, and what we say. Why don’t you record yourself talking and find out what your favorite topics are. You’ll be amazed. Most of the time, people talk about themselves, their achievements, their possessions, their clout and power. And then there are those who talk endlessly about their children and grandchildren. Worse, there are those who talk negatively about everything and about everyone, and yes, about God, too, once in a while, on the side. Instead of I, me and myself, it’s time to think God, talk God and live God.
March 6 is Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten Season. It is a day of prayer, fasting (one full meal only), and abstinence from meat. We are urged especially in the 40 days of Lent to be prayerful, to sacrifice and to generously share with others, especially with the lost, the least and the last. One with you in prayer, sacrifice and good deeds, joyfully and gratefully.
A moment with the Lord
Lord, help me to think more of You, talk more of You and live more for You. Amen.