“O Lord,we are brought low everywhere in the world this day because of our sins.”

Mar 17, 2020

Joyce shared her concern. “When the bishops go and speak to the president or when those involved in  migration or environmental campaigns  engage with the media does anyone really listen? Do we ourselves  take responsibility and take note of our own sinfulness in bringing about this sad state of affairs?  Maybe if we focused more on aspects that interest us personally, like animals, birds, trees or a healthy diet, it would help “  “Of course these days we have a serious common concern in how we each have to deal with the the coronavirus.”

For we are reduced, O Lord, brought low everywhere in the world this day because of our sins.  We have in our day no prince, prophet, or leader, no burnt offering, sacrifice, no place to offer first fruits, to find favor with you.  But with contrite heart and humble spirit let us be received; As though it were burnt offerings of rams and bullocks, or thousands of fat lambs.  So let our sacrifice be in your presence today as we follow you unreservedly; for those who trust in you cannot be put to shame. Daniel 3:34-43.  

Pope Francis:   The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change.  The Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us.   LS  13.

After reflecting consider an action response and end with prayer, especially nowadays with many families being housebound because of the coronavirus. Let our fears, worries and suffering  be offered to God as our Lenten sacrifices.

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