I can’t believe that Lent is only a week away. It is later this year than it has been in years, yet it seems as if Christmas was yesterday.
Lent is the time in the Church year when the Church invites us to turn our hearts back to the Lord. Christians are called to be Holy—to be Saints. But as St. Paul reminds us we all fall short of the glory of God. We all sin; we live in a broken world. That is why Christian life is a journey of continual conversion and transformation.
In the Season of Lent the Church calls us to take a long hard look at ourselves. Each of us is called to examine our lives to determine if we are living the teachings of the Gospel. Lent is a wake up call to transform our hearts so that we can live share in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The problem is that most of us begin Lent with the intention to “do a good lent”, but we often fall short as we get caught up in our hectic 24/7 world. We need to prepare our hearts and ask God for help so that this Lent we can become truly transformed.
In order to prepare our hearts we have to let go of the attachments which distance ourselves from God. We are all attached to a particular sin. Most of us fail to love at least some of the time.
Lent is a time for an attitude adjustment.
Here is handout on preparing for lent that I wrote last year.
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