Randy's Reflections
March 3, 2016, 9:55 AM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - March 3


This is the foundation of our faith. This is the core of our belief. As Christians we know that we can’t earn our salvation, we can only admit that we need God’s mercy to become the people we were created to be. So let us offer to others what we have already been given to keep God’s grace active in our lives.

Prayer: Lord, we don’t deserve what we have received from you, but as our children you have asked us to pass forgiveness on to those around us. Help us to forgive someone today who does not deserve it, just as we have been forgiven by you. Amen.

March 2, 2016, 9:36 AM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - March 2


Is being "poor" ever a good thing? It seems many who are poor struggle to survive and yet many who are poor seem to have the richest life. Jesus says in Luke “yours is the kingdom of God.” Perhaps those who are poor are not distracted from material accumulation, that isn’t an option for them. Perhaps we can learn from those less fortunate than we are. Perhaps they are closer to the gifts of God because they have less to get in the way.

Prayer: Lord, help us to share with those in need, but also help us to learn from them. Help us to learn what is truly of value in this life that the kingdom of God will also be ours. Amen.

March 1, 2016, 5:44 PM

Daily Word for Lenten Season - March 1


Listen. Before we talk we have to learn to listen. Yet how can we teach others to listen by talking. Can we, perhaps, show people how to listen? If we were models of listening maybe we won’t need to talk so much. What do you hear from God when you listen? 

Prayer: Lord, help me to learn to listen, to your world, to others, to myself, and most importantly to you. Amen.