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Monday Minute 3-11-19

Sheep or goat?

 

When you get to the end of Lent... or the end of Life... which would you rather be: a sheep, or a goat?

 

Today's gospel lays out some very good practices and possibilities for Lent. "…I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink…” MATTHEW 25:31-46

 

When you read the whole passage, you'll notice that it doesn't say anything about giving up chocolate or going to the gym more often. The gospel does say... open your eyes, look around, get off the bench!! Jesus spells it out for us... feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the immigrant, clothe the naked, care for the sick, visit the imprisoned (especially those imprisoned by loneliness).

 

Lent is a verb, and we do the most when we do something for the least.

 

This Monday Minute is from Deacon Andy Neu, currently listening to an old Lenten anthem, Whatsoever You Do by Willard Jabusch. Listen in at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aYp9VtoFCA&t=90s

 

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