Monday of the First Week of Lent

“[Fasting frees us] from dependencies regarding what is passing and [spurs us] to train ourselves to be more sensitive and merciful. It is an invitation to simplicity and to sharing: to take something from our table and from our assets in order to once again find the true benefit of freedom.” — Pope Francis

Reflection: What do you find easiest to give away? What are you reluctant to give up? Do these tendencies help you benefit from the freedom found in God? How does your approach to material possessions match the vision of living with simplicity and mercy? What might you need to change to lessen your dependence on things or activities that are truly unimportant?

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