dunn_marilynSister Marilyn Dunn
Monday of the First Week of Lent

That first reading from the book of Leviticus reminds us of how God wants us to live, it reminds us of the commandments that we learned long ago. “Do not steal.  Do not lie.  Do not swear falsely.  Do not bear hatred for your brother or sister in your heart.”  Then I also like that next sentence a lot, “Though you may have to reprove your neighbor, do not incur sin because of him/her.”  The Gospel acclamation reminds us how important that first reading is:  “Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold now is the day of salvation.” (2 Cor.6:2)  

Yes, let this Lenten season be a time for all of us to draw closer to God, to remember how God wants us to treat our neighbor, being honest, and loving our neighbor in our hearts, words, and deeds.  Or maybe the Psalm Response might be something for you to remember:    Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.”    (Psalm Response)