The Prophet Joel reminds us that we should rend our hearts and not our garments in the first reading today. Always there is a danger in Lent that we try to become spiritual athletes. Lent is not about becoming strong but about allowing our weakness to be penetrated by the Lord. The Lord is always gracious and merciful and wants our hearts conformed to His heart.
Lent is a time to listen to the Lord working in our hearts and in our world and seek a way to grow more deeply in His love and His purposes
Lent is about change and renewal. The Gospel reminds us that we are seeking an interior reformation, not something to show off to others. What we want most of all is a deep aware of God’s love for us and to return God’s love to God with joy and gladness by loving others. It is this personal relationship with God that we seek, not the notoriety of being someone who is good or who helps everyone else. We can be good at many levels and help others at lots of levels—and never seek the Lord. We are invited in Lent to see God in all that we do and say and think.
That said, what ever you are going to do this Lent – don’t make it so heavy that you are going to fall at the first hurdle.
1830 Evening Prayer
1900 SUNG MASS
With Imposition of Ashes
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
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