Today's Readings

Reading 1:   Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 19:8, 9, 10, 15
Today's Reflection:
Ms. Nicole Voci
Social Studies Instructor

Matthew's Gospel today is one of the passages that many of us are familiar with.

We see Jesus' explanation of the Last Judgement, the separation of the sheep and the goats, and what will happen when the Son of Man comes again.

I, however, have always referred to this passage in my head as "The Least of These," in reference to "whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me."

One of the three pillars of Lent is almsgiving, which asks us to give to the needy not only our treasure, but our time and talent as well.

Jesus calls us to see his face and recognize his presence in the poor and marginalized of our world, and to care for them as we would Jesus himself by performing corporal works of mercy.  In this time of penitence and prayer, let us not forget to do just that.
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