Ash Wednesday

Scriptures:     Joel 2:12-18;     2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2;      Matthew 6: 1-6; 16-18

It is probably human nature, but we often grow comfortable with our varied routines of life.  Many routines are necessary for order, sanity, life.

Yet, Lent asks us to take a look at our lives, our routines.

Lent and especially the three pillars of Lent:  Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving are disciplines meant to:

+ bring us closer to God and one another

+ bring us to the “next level” of faithfulness in living our Baptismal Call to:  love God, love others and be faithful disciples.

As I shared last Sunday at Mass:  “If someone followed us around for a day, a week, a month – would they know we are Christian, would they know we are Catholic?”

This Lent, may these 40 days, guide us to be and to be seen as Christ’s faithful disciples; growing in faithfulness to love God and to love others.