Show me the suffering of the most miserable;
so I will know my people’s plight.
Free me to pray for others;
for you are present in every person.
Help me to take responsibility for my own life;
so that I can be free at last.
Give me honesty and patience;
so that I can work with other workers.
Bring forth song and celebration;
so that the Spirit will be alive among us.
Let the Spirit flourish and grow;
so that we will never tire of the struggle.
Let us remember those who have died for justice;
for they have given us life.
Help us love even those who hate us;
so we can change the world.
Cesar Chavez (USA/1927-1993)
Every day during Lent, a brief thought, meditation, prayer, or picture will be posted here. You’re invited to use this as a jumping off point for your own spiritual practices during this season of preparation for Easter. If you would like to share a response, please comment below!