Monday, February 8, 2016

Reflecting on Lent

This Wednesday, February 10th is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten Season.  We often think of Lent as a time to "give things up," and a time to "make sacrifices".  But the Scriptures remind us that God delights more in the gift of our hearts than in the sacrifices and things we give up. 

There is a beautiful hymn that truly expresses God's deep desire for our love and friendship, it goes something like this:  "Return to me with all your heart.  Don't let fear keep us apart...long have I waited for your coming home to me..."  Maybe this year as we plan our Lenten Journey we can think a little bit about what we might give up, but think a lot more about "returning with all our heart" to the One who loves us so much that He died for us.  It is truly awesome to think about being loved that much.  And all God wants in return is our love.  Nothing delights Him more than the gift of our love!

So lets spend Lent delighting God with the gift of our love, a gift we can generously share with all whom we meet along our Lenten Journey!

A blessed and love-filled Lent!

Stained Glass Window In Resurrection
Sisters' Convent Chapel

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