Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
Lent can be a time, for some of us, to change a part of ourselves. To look at our place in the world a little differently and ask, "What is God calling me to do today, in this place (wherever that may be). It might be praying, feeding, housing, supporting, loving, etc. To do something positive for this amazing world that God has blessed us with inhabiting and then continue in this journey, recognizing and appreciating all that God has given us.
I ran across a story today about three young men from Kenosha, Wisconsin who saw something wrong happening to someone and decided to take an action and make a statement. I hope the story affects you and lives in you for a long time:
"When three Lincoln Middle School (Kenosha, Wisconsin) basketball players noticed that a cheerleader with Down syndrome was getting bullied during a game, they took action.
Lincoln basketball players Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien and Chase Vazquez saw some kids were making fun of cheerleader Desiree Andrews during a game. They found the behavior unacceptable and walked off the court to put an end to the bullying.
Michele Fiore of Milwaukee's TMJ4 caught up to Andrews and the basketball players to provide a better look at this story.
When Terrien was asked what he's learned from this experience, he said, "All I'm gonna think is bullying is not the right way to go. Always stand up for your friends and protect one another."
Per Fiore, the Kenosha City council is planning on presenting the boys with a citizenship award next week. They may also be eligible for the mayor's youth award."
I, for one, say "well done good and faithful servants."
May your Lenten discipline be for you what God has called for it to be.
Peace & Love,
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