Your Words | Lenten Reflection

Friday of Fifth Week of Lent

March 26, 2021

Your Words

   Words are powerful. Words are used in technology, news, communication, sports and spirituality. Words can be used to promote life, peace, unity and beauty. Or words can be used to spread out the destruction of death, violence, division and hopelessness. How many words do you speak a day? How do you use your words? Do your words deserve to be reserved and passed on for the next generations to promote life?

   “Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life; you have the words of everlasting life.” We are so privileged to be able to listen to the Words of God in our lives. His Words are his Works. His Words transform us into new beings. His Words reveal his Way, Truth and Life. His Words are simple but profound, practical but transformative, spiritual but really living.

   Jesus said, “Believe the works, so that you may realize and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” We are invited to reflect on the works of God continuously happening everyday in us and around us. God’s revelation and creation still miraculously occur today. We need God’s eyes and heart to recognize and understand. May we be attentive to every single action and word we speak and do today to bring forth life and beauty among us. St. Francis Assisi said, “Preach always but use words when it’s necessary.”

   Question: How often do you use your words? What do your words mean?