Renewing Our Commitment with Christ
Lent is a time when the Church invites us to pay special attention to God's Word, to the truth that Christ came to reveal to us - so that we don't forget what's most important.
by ePriest.com Staff Writer | Source: ePriest.com
There are many ways to do this:
It could be as simple as spending fifteen minutes a day reading and reflecting on the Scriptures.
It could mean taking more time to turn off the noise all around us and read, calmly and reflectively, a good spiritual book or a biography of Jesus Christ.
It could mean taking one of the weekends during Lent to go on a retreat - to go somewhere away from our normal surroundings and rediscover God's forgiveness and wisdom.
It could mean finally following through on the commitment made long ago to really take time to study the catechism - that hidden treasure house of Catholic doctrine and wisdom that we pay much too little attention to.
[Here you can mention the special formation programs and activities going on in your Parish during Lent. You may also want to highlight some books or other resources that you think would be especially helpful to your parishioners. For ideas, you can browse our archives of Best Practices.]
Today Jesus will renew his commitment to us by coming once again, body, blood, soul and divinity, in the sacrifice of this Mass, and by offering himself to us as the true bread from heaven in Holy Communion.
When he does, let's renew our commitment to him.
Let's not leave this church today until we have decided how we can best respond during this Lent to whatever inspiration God has placed in our hearts.
Jesus doesn't want this Lent to be "just another Lent." He has something he wants to do for each one of us, something that will help us grow in our knowledge of the truth and in our ability to live accordingly.
Let's give him the chance.
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