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Bear N Mom - Lent & Easter Reflections
In the Our Father we pray "Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven." This is a part of the perfect prayer that was given to us by Jesus Christ.
God gave us as human beings the ability to choose for ourselves which path to take and that choice is called "Free Will." The decision is ours whether or not we act towards one another in an honorable way.
I find it inspiring that Christ took that decision and turned it back on himself in the Our Father. If we truly ask for his help in our decisions and accept the path that he gives us in his answers, our lives will become more serene as we accept what is given. We will truly believe that we are where we are supposed to be when we are supposed to be there. God always answers our prayers. We just might not always like the answer. Yes, God does say "no" sometimes. Accept the answer and move on to do what God has chosen for you.
During this Lenten Season, take the time, which comes from my first reflection on the season, and listen for God's answer to your prayers. Secondly, accept God's guidance and continue working in a responsible manner in your dealings with your brothers and sisters in this world.
Remember also that this entails loving your neighbor as yourself. Christ said this was the second greatest commandment after Loving God with your whole heart and soul. This isn't always easy since that means total forgiveness and forgetting whatever has been a thorn in our side towards that person.