Reflection for Thursday, March 26, 2020: 4th week in Lent.

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Costanzo, Cindy
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|Exodus 32: 7-14 The Golden Calf|Then the LORD said to Moses: Go down at once because your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt, have acted corruptly.|John 5: 31-47|But I have testimony greater than John's. The works that the Father gave me to accomplish, these works that I perform testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me.|The readings today are important for me during my Lenten journey and a reminder for me to stop, look and listen. Where in my own journey this past year have I stopped being a witness and become deaf and blind? Today's readings hold messages that relate to my human imperfection and the need to stop, look and listen. How do I worship the Golden Calf and obsess over money (or lack thereof), material goods, labels, positions, and/or status? Or perhaps my Golden Calf is my busy-ness. My lack of discipline where I allow distractions to take me away from my quiet listening time with God. Or perhaps it is my conscious decision to be a 'sloth' where I intentionally withdraw and disengage. When I worship the Golden Calf or am distracted or disengage then the sacredness of everyday life and messages from God pass me by.|So my Lenten journey brings awareness of my human imperfection to the forefront. I intentionally set time for prayer and reflection and to listen quietly with God at my side. It is a holy time for me. I need daily time with God. I find myself renewed and reenergized. The time resets my compass, directs me and stops my wandering. I am able to see the "Golden Calves" in my own life and my heart opens to a stronger and faithful relationship with God.
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