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 forget about extra things we can do to be growing spiritually. We can pray more, come to daily Mass or engage in devotional practices at home. There are so many resources and ideas available to us as to how to make good use of these upcoming 40 days. And now that it is so easy to find information on the internet, all kinds of ideas for spiritual growth can be right at our fingertips.
Let’s commit to making this Lent a very special time of growing in God’s grace. As we continue to “courageously live the Gospel” may we truly prepare our hearts for Easter. It can then be a season that truly reminds us of the great promise of Eternal Life in the Resurrection!
And let us continue to pray for one another.