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Millennial Lenten Reflections: Light! Love! Joy!


Editor’s Note: The following is the final installment of our Millennial Lenten Reflections blog series in collaboration with Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. We thank you for sharing your faith journey this Lent with us and all who contributed. Peace and all Good. 

Just as those first rays of sun illuminated the empty tomb that resurrection day, may You, God, come and light my soul. Drive out the darkness of doubt and warm the stone of my heart.

Work your miracle in me: Help me to truly rise with Christ today and everyday.

Take this weary person and remind me that I am one of the Easter people.

Cast off all that binds me. Liberate me! Tear away all that shrouds my vision so that I can finally see all of creation—and myself—through your loving eyes.

Breathe new life into me. A heart that beats with compassion for my brothers and sisters. Hands animated to work for peace and justice. Feet ready to follow. Laughter bubbling up until it bursts forth from my lips in joyful invitation, a testimony to Your goodness.

Light! Love! Joy! It is a new day.

Christ is alive. I am alive. Alleluia!


Bridget Higginbotham is the communications manager and former Nonprofit Servant Leadership associate at Franciscan Mission Service.

Bridget Higginbotham came to Franciscan Mission Service as a Nonprofit Leadership Program associate volunteer in 2011. She went on to serve as our Communications Manager and the inaugural chair of Franciscan Service Network until July 2016. Originally from Orlando, Fla., she is a proud Girl Scout alumna and graduate of the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications.