Friday 24 March

Friday of the 4th week of Lent
First reading – Wisdom 2:1,12-22
The book of wisdom says, “The godless say to themselves, with their misguided reasoning”. It’s interesting to analyze these words. The godless are those who take the place of God. Don’t care so much about anything else other than themselves – their interests and their world. In fact, there is nobody else in their life. That’s why they are talking to themselves. And how are they talking, they are talking with misguided reasoning. They are misguided by their ego and pride. They are misguided by their selfish interests. They are misguided by their blindness caused by their malice. Because malice is the only way to save your ego always. Because they don’t see anything else than themselves. There are moments in our life when we tend to become like these. Those moments in which we fail to see the importance of holiness over our own interests. Those moments we fail to embrace the rewards of holiness by choosing the rewards of selfishness. Those moments in which we drop our selflessness to achieve something with greed. Let’s reflect: Lent is the time to examine how much our ego misguides our reasoning.