Read Deuteronomy 31:1-6
"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you." —Deuteronomy 31:6
Lent is a season to reflect on our lives in relation to God, but it’s also a moment to reflect on privilege and need. A moment of reflection that what can improve and what must be let go. The insights which cross our path during Lent may become significant to our relationship with God through Christ Jesus and our relationship with others. The more we reflect on these relationships, we increase our possibilities of encountering the need for change. Change that surely will improve lives and change that will benefit the lives of our neighbors and generations to come. Lent is about reflection but it’s also about change. We people faith are committed to bringing about change in the ways in which salaries for fast food employees are determined. We people of faith are committed to the “Fight for 15” because we have faith that the wages can be improved, and that inequality can be let go.
Pray aloud: In the many instances of need, scarcity, and inability to provided our families with a living faith, we ask oh God hear our prayer. As we call upon your justice and the rightness with which you respond to your people, the deliverance that your promise to us up and upon that which is oppressive and evil, the peace promised in the midst of the affliction, the rest that you offer from our toils, and the love to remain consistent with our neighbor.
By: Roberto Barrios