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Question for Reflection/Discussion
2.23.12. 2. Now, at the beginning of Lent, is a good time to read through Jesus’ brief but fundamental instruction on almsgiving, prayer, and fasting in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:1-18). Read it as though it is his personal word to you about how he would like you to do acts of kindness, fast, and pray this Lent because it is!
This is the scripture that tells us not to let others know when we give alms, fast or pray. We are to do these things for God and not for personnal gain. Those condemned as hypocrtes wish personnal glory. They want the fame of look what I did. How would this tie into Elijah? Elijah left his servant and went further into the desert and sat under a tree to talk with God. He went to a quiet place like Jesus said go into your house into an inner house. That is part of the lenten journey to enter into that quiet room to be still and listen to what God wants.
How about some help here. I would be interested in hearing some fresh ideas other than mine. :shrug: