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.