“Christ in Golgotha”

Embrace the poor Christ.  Look upon Him Who became contemptible for you, and follow Him, making yourself contemptible in this world for Him…gaze, consider, contemplate, desiring to imitate…, (Who) though more beautiful than the children of men became, for your salvation, the lowest of men, was despised, struck, scored untold times throughout His entire body, and then died amid the suffering of the Cross.

St. Clare of Assisi, “The Second Letter to Agnes of Prague,” 49

Scripture for the day:  Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:5-11)

Lenten action for the day: Think about the humility of Christ, and how He humble Himself for the sake of others.  Consider how you might put someone else’s needs and wishes ahead of your own.