This coming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of the Season of Lent. We know that Lent is a wonderful time of renewal and spiritual growth for all believers. It is a time when we seriously consider our faith lives and how we are doing as disciples of Jesus.
Sometimes we can focus on “giving something up” for Lent, and we forget that we can be doing extra things to grow in our faith during this time. We can pray more, come to daily Mass or engage in devotional practices at home. There are so many resources and opportunities available to us to make good use of the upcoming forty days.
Let’s commit to making this Lent a special time of growing in our relationship with Almighty God. Our celebration of Easter will be so meaningful if we use these days to truly prepare our hearts and minds for the great promise of the Resurrection of Christ.
And let us continue to pray for one another.