Personal Reflection 

Text (Gospel Story) February 10, 2016

The King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me…I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it to me.”

Sharing the Mission

St Vincent de Paul wrote, “I should not judge the poor peasants, men or women, by their exterior … But turn the medal, and you will see by the light of faith that the Son of God, whose will it was to be poor, is represented to us by these people.”

Prayer

Lent is the acceptable time for renewing our desire to serve as Jesus served, so we pray:
When we walk with those caught in the cycle of poverty,
Help us to see your face, O God!
When we look into the wondering eyes of a child,
Help us to see your face, O God!
When we reach out to the homeless,
Help us to see your face, O God!
When we listen to the fading voice of the aged,
Help us to see your face, O God!
Amen.