It is difficult to keep our focus on Lent at present with all that is changing in our lives. A nice analogy was given by one of our teachers at prayer this morning. The stars and the mountains are still there even when hidden by clouds, but the clouds eventually move on and the beauty reappears. And God is always present in our lives.
In this week’s 'Australian Jesuit News' a number of resources were shared to serve the community during this time of Covid-19. I have listed some of these below.
Mass on Demand (St Francis Xavier Church, Lavender Bay): https://www.youtube.com/user/cathnews
Stations of the Cross online on Fridays at 6pm with Fr Robin Koning – via an “event” on Facebook.
Fr Frank Brennan’s Sunday homilies from Newman College via Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/frank-brennan-6
In this Fourth week of Lent we focus on the story of Jesus and the Blind Man
Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind
9 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Invitation to Prayer
Have there been times when my way of seeing things has been limiting?
How can I be more like the blind man?
How can I be more confident in sharing the Good News through the way I live my life?
Mantra for the Week
I was blind but now I see!
Head of Ignatian Ethos