At This Juncture: Six Questions I Must Ask Myself!
This brief reflection was written by Rev. Fr. Njoku Canice Chukwuemeka, C.S.Sp. He is a Catholic Priest and a member of the Congregation Holy Ghost Fathers and Brothers, Province of Nigeria South East. He is currently the parochial vicar of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church Woliwo Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. For more details contact him on:firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or +23408063767512
For the past four weeks and a couple of days now we have been in the season of Lent. Let us therefore pause for a while and ask ourselves these very important questions.
1. How far have I advanced in this journey?
In this, we reflect on where we were before the beginning of Lent, starting from Ash Wednesday to where we are now, the fourth week of Lent.
2. Am I spiritually better or worse now?
Here we reflect on the spiritual progress we have made so far to know if we are truly advancing or static
3. During this period have I forgiven anyone I owe forgiveness?
Let us do a critical examination of ourselves and conscience in order to find out those we are still holding captives in our hearts. Let us drop them at the foot of the stations, so that Christ may take care of them.
4. Have I been Charitable enough towards anybody during this Period?
We ask ourselves this question in order to allow ourselves be God’s instrument and source of upliftment to the less privileged amongst us. If your answer is in the negative, there is still ample chance to do so. Take it now!
5. Is there any bad habit or sin I have fasted from during this period?
Perhaps you are still struggling with a certain habit, this period intensify your prayer life and take advantage of the stations of the Cross, and Christ will grant you the grace with which he was able to go through those stations. As you go with him, drop the habit(s).
6. Have I taken advantage of the sacrament of reconciliation this season?
Christ wishes to reconcile us to the father. That is why he left this wonderful sacrament for us. So, He bids us, “come let us settle the matter” through the sacrament of reconciliation.
Wishing you all more Strength, Peace, Love and Happiness during this Lent
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