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Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival


Thanks you, RAnn for providing this wonderful opportunity to share with fellow Catholics in our Pilgrim Church, this weekly digest of Catholic Blogs.

This Lent I have been reading and reflecting on Scott Hahn’s book, Lenten Reflections from A Father Who Keeps His Promises.  This past week I read “Week 5:  From Kingdom to Exile”, which begins with the establishment of the Davidic Dynasty and takes us through to Babylonian exile.

Sunday:  Humble Means.  God chooses a young shepherd boy as hero to His people.  Who has been a hero in my life?  And how can I be a hero to others?

Monday:  Son of Promise.  God spoke to David directly at first, and then through prophets.  Who does God send to communicate with me?  How receptive am I to the message?

Tuesday:  A Servant’s Heart.  King David demonstrates that true gratitude begins with humility.  How can I be more humble, and thus more grateful?

Wednesday:  A Rich Treasury.  The Book of Psalms reflects true intimacy between King David and the Father.  How have I studied the Psalms to learn to imitate this relationship?

Thursday:  God’s Broken Heart.  David, a Man After God’s Own Heart, commits adultery and murder.  And yet his repentance is pure and sincere, an acceptable sacrifice to God.  Am I truly sorry for my sins?

Friday:  A Wise Man’s Fall From Grace.  Despite all his wisdom, Solomon fell into idolatry.  How have I fallen because I lean on my wisdom, strength and courage rather than seeking God’s?

Saturday:   A Profound Conversion.  After Solomon, Israel suffers centuries of anguish but it prepares them for Christ.  How am I preparing myself these 40 days of Lent for the celebration of Easter?

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Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival


Thanks you, RAnn for providing this wonderful opportunity to share with fellow Catholics in our Pilgrim Church, this weekly digest of Catholic Blogs.

This Lent I have been reading and reflecting on Scott Hahn’s book, Lenten Reflections from A Father Who Keeps His Promises.  This past week I read “Week 4:  Israel in the Wilderness”, reflecting on the Israelites time in the desert after deliverance from Egypt.

Sunday:  A New Identity.  The Israelites become a holy nation.  How do I identify myself:  by what I do (for work or for fun) or by who I serve?

Monday:  A Privilege and a Responsibility.  The Holy Eucharist is the sacrifice marking the beginning of the New Covenant.  I can re-join Christ and His disciples daily at Mass.  Do I take full advantage of this blessed privilege?

Tuesday:  The Great Physician.  God punished the Israelites for focusing their adoration on a golden calf instead of on Him.  What in my life draws my attention from God?

Wednesday:  Rules and Rebellion.  God demands my obedience for love.

Thursday:  New Moses.  Moses gave us the Ten Commandments and manna.  Jesus gave us the Beatitudes and Himself.  How do I live up to God’s commands?  How do I long for His Bread of Life?

Friday: From Faithfulness to Forgetfulness.  Even with God’s miraculous victory over Jericho, the Israelites forget their deliverance and turn to sin.  What vicious cycle do I need to break to draw closer to God?

Saturday:  Total Rest.  David sought to give God a place to rest, to build Him a home.  But this was not God’s will and so it did not happen.  How often do I seek to do things my way instead of seeking His will for me?

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