Giving Jesus Whatever He Asks

Lent is a time when God wants us to think deeply about these important truths.
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Jesus has already saved us. He already died for us, rebuilding the bridge between mankind and God that Adam and Eve had shattered.

But we are still on our journey to and through the bridge.

And the same devil that tempted Adam in the Garden of Eden and Jesus in the desert is interested in leading us off the right path, so that we don't find and cross the bridge.
Many times, because of weakness or just plain selfishness, we give into the devil's temptations.
Sometimes we give in so frequently and so easily that we become enslaved to sinful habits.
Lent is a time the Church gives us to make a fresh start.

God led Israel out of slavery in Egypt and sustained them through their desert journey until they reached the Promised Land.

The journey was hard, but God was faithful.

Our journey to a more mature and fruitful following of Christ will be hard too, but God is still faithful.

Today when he comes to renew his commitment to us in Holy Communion, let's thank him for coming to save us.

And let's ask him from the depths of our hearts to show us the next step we should take in our journey.
He may tell us that we need to come to him in confession, or join forces with others who face similar struggles, or get our prayer life back in shape - or all of the above.
[Here you may want to recommend your favorite devotional resources for Lent, or ones that you think will most help your parishioners. You can also inform them of relevant parish activities during Lent.]
Whatever he asks of us, he will only ask it of love for us. Out of love for him, let's say yes.

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