My reflection is from Living Faith:
My sacrifice, O God is a contrite spirit; a heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn. Psalm 51:19￼￼
Two years ago, we witnessed the emerging heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare workers on the front lines, from physicians and nurses to CNA‘s and custodians, put themselves at enormous risk to care for the sick. Some sacrificed time with their families in order to serve and to protect their own loved ones from infection.
Saint Frances of Rome is a fitting patroness for these generous and compassionate souls. Despite her responsibilities as a wife and mother, Frances followed God’s call to serve the poor, including many victims of plague in her beloved city.
During Lent, we are reminded that prayer, fasting and almsgiving take many forms. When we humble our own hearts and set aside our own priorities, we create room for those whom God notices. As we seek to follow the Lord inside and outside our homes, may we learn to love and serve like Frances.” Steve Pable
Continue to ask God to guide you on the path to Jesus during this Lent.