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The Living Gospel for Lent

The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Lent 2021 is a tremendous resource for this sacrificial season of the Church year. Each devotion includes prayer, a reading from Scripture, an inspirational reflection, and a suggested action to take.

As a result, the devotional is quite user-friendly, with a beauty in its simplicity. Author Theresa Rickard, O.P. does an outstanding job of distilling the Gospel message into a form that can be easily digested.

Take, for instance, an entry from Thursday of the Third Week of Lent. The author recalls Pope Francis' admonition to relinquish social media "insults" for Lent. He talks of a cyberspace polluted by "too many offensive and harmful words, which are amplified by the Internet." The suggested action for the day is to "refrain from trashing someone who has a different viewpoint on politics or the Church."

The Living Gospel is desperately needed for the tumultuous times in which we live. Reading this devotional can give you just the "prayer break" you need to refresh your spiritual life.

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