Lenten Day of Prayer: Learning to be Empty and fully Present in God’s Grace

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St. Paul in Philippians tells us to have the same attitude that is in Christ Jesus who. “though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave…he humbled himself becoming obedient unto death…”  Perhaps this Lent there is a call for us to empty ourselves of status seeking and ego enhancement and to be truly present to whatever God is calling us to at any given moment.  Most of us run around in a deplorable state of non-presence, lost in the smog of “I need”, “I  want”, “I have to have…”  If we can let ourselves simply be empty (in a good simple sense) it will be much easier to believe in the action of grace and to be amazed by it.

March 11, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM

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St. Paul in Philippians tells us to have the same attitude that is in Christ Jesus who. “though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave…he humbled himself becoming obedient unto death…”  Perhaps this Lent there is a call for us to empty ourselves of status seeking and ego enhancement and to be truly present to whatever God is calling us to at any given moment.  Most of us run around in a deplorable state of non-presence, lost in the smog of “I need”, “I  want”, “I have to have…”  If we can let ourselves simply be empty (in a good simple sense) it will be much easier to believe in the action of grace and to be amazed by it.

Julia Keegan, OSF, a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia, is an associate staff member at the Franciscan Spiritual Center. Her ministry includes authoring the Center’s Blog, overseeing the website and other electronic social networks, giving retreats, doing spiritual direction and offering workshops on gratitude, Franciscan theology, and evolutionary spirituality. She has extensive professional experience in health care, nursing education, ethics, development, and has been involved in offering programs at parishes and health care institutions