“Did You Prepare and Reflect this LENT – for EASTER”
40 Days from Ash Wednesday till Easter – so we are ‘almost there’ starting on March 6th, which was also the day for you to receive your “ashes” on the forehead, remembering from dust to dust – that is what happens – so we then, should try to make some good changes in our LIFE – if at all possible. This is what we did learn in the Orphanage, as that was the case in Grade School, the NUNS were very strict, ” we were to be seen and not heard from” but, at long last when “Easter SUNDAY” would arrive, we knew it, there were two hard boiled eggs in our cereal bowl – the only eggs that we would ever receive, and if, this was also a 2nd or 4th SUNDAY of the MONTH – that would be a “VISITING SUNDAY” meaning my PARENTS would be there to see me and my brothers – and that, was worth more than all the “TEA” in China!
Also, when I was a kid – we were taught to reflect on our lives’ thus far, and start making some changes for the Resurrection of “Yahshua the Messiah” beginning with a plan, just for me to work on making myself a much better person. I was to “want to do” all these new things that were suggested by the NUNS – changes that by implementing, while still a small child – would become second nature, and also, throughout all of my LIFE , I would then, know the right things to follow and do them forever.
In the environment that I was in as a child, my Aunt Irene Riley, had the NUNS and everyone she knew, including members at her Church –Our Lady of Sorrows, to pray for me, that I would become a Nun. Lots of prayers and meditation and living at the Orphanage, I almost thought that to be a “NUN” would be the LIFE for me. There was a “Brady relative in Dublin, Ireland” a close relative to my Mother, and her sister, Irene Brady Riley, and he was a very good Priest and I am guessing that several of my uncles were also prayed for enough , so as to hope, for more to enter the “Priesthood.”
Just because there might be some “HISTORY” in the family, for a vocation into the Religious Life, it is something that you just cannot force. So, now with the LENTEN season, it would really be a good time to pray for everyone , for those who may be preachers and teachers, for those in the world in areas that are in war-zones, that do not allow their citizens to go to Church, and for those in areas where they are killing people, just because of their FAITH.
“PAY-IT- Forward” with our Prayers and our Charities that we can do for those around the World, those who are hurting and their very LIFE, is at a total risk – just trying to survive under the “dictator type” run countries, where lives are consider worthless.
Let us remember our fellow-man, our neighbor, with LOVE, during this Lent Season, just as “Yahshua the Messiah” directed us, to do in the New Testament.
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