It seems natural that Lent is good time to think about all the ways that God blesses us. We are always in the presence of God and God is constantly blessing us. God’s blessing come to us when we ask. They also come to us purely as a product of God’s gracious goodness. God’s blessings are continuously available to us.
We have so much for which to be thankful. God offers us holy assistance every time we turn to him in the middle of difficult situations. God helps us find the strength to forgive and ask for forgiveness. God prompts us to enter into prayer. God’s wisdom guides our consciences so that we can turn away from a temptation. God sustains us in the dark times and rejoices with us in our triumphs.
We have received countless blessings in the past and yet God has more in store for us. God is ready to bless us today and into the future. Some will be familiar blessings and others will be complete surprises. All we have to do is remain open to God!
As we continue our Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and alms giving let us also count our blessings. Giving thanks to God for blessings received will soften our hearts that we will be prepared to experience the true joy of Easter and all the blessing there in!
Sister Lisa Maurer
Sister Lisa Maurer was born and raised in Sleep Eye, Minnesota. Before entering the Monastery in 2007, she taught and coached in Catholic Schools within the New Ulm Diocese. Sister Lisa Made her Perpetual Monastic Profession in July ll, 2012. Her first ministry as a Benedictine Sister was working at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth. Currently she is Director of Mission Integration for the Benedictine Health System.