Lent Reflection Sunday, March 15

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.  Ephesians 2: 8-9. 

Will our good works get us into heaven? Is this even the right question?  Perhaps we should be asking how we might offer thanks to God, our beautiful Savior. Every time we reach out to those in need or console a hurting friend, we are saying: “Lord, I appreciate all that you have done for me.” We are modeling the love of Jesus and acknowledging the Christ who died, rose, and will come again. During these weeks of Lent, consider the grace that has saved you. Try offering your thanks to the Lord in a work of goodness and faith.

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Nancy Jo Sullivan

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Nancy Jo Sullivan is an inspirational author and speaker. She has published with Random House, Guideposts, Readers Digest, and the Huffington Post. Her newest book, Small Mercies, was recently released by Loyola Press. In the book, she writes about God’s presence in motherhood, family, and love. Through poignant reflections, she recalls how she found God even in her darkest moments, especially in the months that followed the death of her daughter with Down’s syndrome. She reminds the reader that God is present in “every mess, burden, and blessing.” The mother of two grown daughters, Nancy Jo resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She loves hanging out with her daughters, teaching writing classes to kids with special needs, jogging, making spinach smoothies, and of course, writing about her imperfect life.

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