Third Week of Lent

March 3, 2010 by

Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

1 cup red beans, washed and drained
3 cups of water
1 clove of garlic, chopped
1 rib of celery, chopped
2 T. parsley, chopped
1 large bay leaf, crushed
1 medium onion, chopped

Cook beans in water. Season with salt. When preparing this meal outside of Lent you may want to try seasoning with bacon drippings if you wish. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Add onion, garlic, celery, and bay leaf. Continue to cook over low heat for 30 minutes to 1 hour. If beans become too dry, add heated water. Two tablespoons of sugar improve the whole effect. Serve on mounds of rice. Serves 4.

Three practices for third week of Lent

Choosing not to engage in any form of gossip today contributes to harmony. Consciously choose to see the good in others rather than finding fault.

Jesus says “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” (John13:34) Meditate on how Jesus has loved you… How then can you put that love into practice with those around you?

Mother Teresa implored us to “find someone who thinks he is alone and let him know that he is not.” Today do as Mother Teresa suggests.

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