” Lent is a fitting time for self Denial, we would do well to ask ourselves what we can give up in order to help and enrich others by our own poverty, let us not forget that real poverty hurts: No self denial is real without this dimension of Penance”.
*** Pope Francis***
Pope Francis is simply trying to pull us all together, so we than can move forward within the peace of God, without the ugliness of this Society. We will never be renewed on this journey of Lent, if at first we don’t have the complete Faith, of not just ourselves but within Jesus Christ as well.
We all in this Society are in total Denial, as we can’t even take responsibility for either our actions, nor our inaction’s. We walk our paths as if we are better then all those around us, we think we are always right even when we are wrong? God didn’t teach us the error of our ways, nor did his son Jesus Christ, when he came and walked this journey with us. We have become so consumed with all the drama and the ugliness, that we have totally forgotten of “just how to walk within the shadow of our path in the light of this journey through life.
There is so much negativity all around us, that we have to scramble in order to find anything positive anymore. With all the technology everywhere around us, especially as we sit and become consumed with the game within the computer, not only have we let these computer games control us, but we have let them become addicted, to the addictive personality within us. The other part of this technology and all the social media platforms out there are, we now can hide behind our computer screens, with zero interaction of each other anymore. Without the daily interactions then our people skills we can not practice, which we then will have us become negative, sarcastic and hurtful towards one another. Gone are the days of, the children coming home from school, going home to change, so we can meet up with the other neighborhood children and putting together a pick up game of whatever sport we choose on that day? These are the days that made us into who we become and helped us learn the art of social interactions, so we than can come together in total unity, to conquer all our fears with confidence and gusto.
Lent is a perfect time for us all to reflect, renew, sacrifice as Jesus did on his journey, so we can come together in unity, come together as one, so we than can help each other, instead of attack one another, with the full cooperation of each other, as we put down the technology and actually interact with each other. Technology yes is good and can help us moving forward, but when we become engulfed in it and lose total interaction with each other, now we have entered into the dark side of the technology, with all of us paying the price from our inaction’s and inability to come together and show our true feelings, of empathy and love that is deep within our hearts and souls.
We all hurt in our own way, with the pain from the hurt affecting us all very differently, we all have our issues as well, with some being greater than others, you just never know of how deeply someone hurts real pain deep within? This is why we are all in the dark side of the technology, as we hide behind the technology and never actually see of who we are hurting, or who is hurting anywhere, the real pain of the poverty. Because we hide behind the technology, we don’t allow ourselves to truly feel any feelings, when we do go out our people skills do not come with us, as we do not even give each other the time of day, which makes it very easy for us to becomes so engulfed in all the ugliness of today. Empathy…………Huh! it doesn’t even exist, simply because we are so consumed with ourselves, Empathy and love are both within our hearts and souls and that warmth you feel in your heart, that is Jesus talking to us, but in this Society we simply ignore him, like he doesn’t even exist.
Jesus sacrificed for us, so why can’t we sacrifice for him and maybe get out from the technology from time to time, like during the forty day journey of lent, then we can actually see each other and just maybe interact with each other. Then through that interaction, just maybe we can get back in touch with our true feelings deep within our hearts and souls, so we all can walk our paths through this journey of life, in the peace and happiness, with the true love that Jesus showed us, while leading us to the path of righteousness.
” Through true interactions of each other, there will never be objectification as we view each other as a person within this journey”
” Denial we may not realize now, is the suppression of our true selves deep within ourselves”
” The journey within the journey as we walk for forty days through Lent just as Jesus did from ash Wednesday to Easter”
” Instead of hiding behind the technology and the social platforms, go out and actually be social and learn to interact with those around you”
” Some may hurt real pain with some being brought on by another, but to suppress the real feelings will only amplify the pain, instead of helping to relieve the pain”