Have you ever thought of Lent as a yearly second chance? Each year the Church gives us six weeks to take a long, loving look at our lives to see if our values and priorities are in line with God’s desires for us. Since most of us find that we’ve fallen short of the glory to which we are called, Lent becomes that second chance, or do-over, to “return to God with our whole heart.”
What are your Lenten practices, experiences and memories as you try to make Lent a meaningful time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving? What are your thoughts, hopes, and desires for Lent? Give something up? Chocolate, alcohol or coffee? Take something on? Attend a Lent group, read the Bible more often, attend a mid-week service? Whatever it may be, let us decide to support one another in whatever we choose to do. As we journey through this annual second chance, let us remember that each step brings us closer to the welcoming arms of our loving God.
With my love and prayers Mo. Andi