A True Time of Renewal
This coming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday which is the beginning of the Season of Lent. We know that Lent, meaning “Springtime”, is a true time of renewal and spiritual growth for all believers as we prepare our hearts for Easter, and the Feast of the Resurrection of Jesus!
Sometimes we can so focus on “giving something up” for Lent that we can forget about the extra things that we can do to be growing spiritually. We can pray more and engage in devotional practices at home in safety.
There are so many resources and ideas available to us about 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 renewal can be at our fingertips!
Let us commit to making Lent a very special time of growing in God’s grace. Our celebration of Easter will be so powerful if we use these days to prepare our hearts and minds for the great promise of Easter!
Please continue to be careful and cautious in this time of pandemic.
And let us continue to pray for one another.
Fr. Robert J. Schneider