Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Jesus said: “My people, those, who live in the Western Industrial countries, have all the food and comforts that they need for daily living.  Those, who live in the poor African and Asian countries, have to struggle for everything just to have the bare necessities to survive.  The more wealth and comforts that you have, the more you are tempted to depend only on yourselves.  The poor are always trusting in God to provide for their daily bread.  This is why during Lent, you need to suffer a little want in your fasting so you can gain some spiritual treasure.  You also may be compelled to share some of your wealth with these poor so they can have enough to eat.  Give praise and thanks to your Lord for all the gifts that I have given to you.  By giving thanks and sharing your gifts with others, you will truly store up treasure in heaven.”