Lenten Reflection: Day 14

Today's website Lenten reflection come from Redeemed Online. Ennie Hickman talks about anger and how it can actually be an opportunity to grow in holiness.

+ Are you angry? Do something about it.

This Sunday we see in the cleansing of the temple that Jesus got really angry. It's a moment that calls each of us to look at our emotions and passions. What makes you angry?

Do you find yourself getting angry too quickly? Are you filled with road rage? Or perhaps your anger is deeper. Perhaps you feel hurt and hold a strong anger towards someone you loved deeply. I believe Jesus desires to not just love us this Lent, but to allow that love to transform us and break through even our deepest hurt and anger.

I pray today your anger can be, as Ennie talks about, an opportunity to grow in holiness. Let the little crosses of your life be moments of grace. If you are angry about something in the world, do something about it. Don't just be angry.

Sharing Offline:
  • If you’ve hurt someone, ask for forgiveness or if you are holding anger in your heart towards someone, work towards forgiving them today.
  • Pick one thing in the world that makes you angry and resolve to do something about it this Lent.
  • Identify an area of your life where you are letting anger get the best of you. Pray that can be an opportunities for you to grow in holiness. Give it to the Lord.
  • Pray for continued opportunities to witness to Jesus in conversations with coworkers, classmates, friends, and family members.

Today's Facebook Lenten reflection comes from Father Rocky as part of his series 40 Lenten Lessons on the Mass. Father talks about the meaning of the Collect during Mass and how you can more fully participate and appreciate it. Visit us at www.facebook.com/cathedralwinona to read!