“Lent is good for the Soul”
Lent reminds us we have a soul that lasts forever. It gives us an opportunity to reflect on our lives, examine our spiritual goals and ask for the grace to begin to make changes that will bring us inner peace.
Lent forces us to consider our relationships at home, at work, with neighbors and members of our Church.
During Lent we dare ask ourselves, “Have I loved my neighbor as I love myself?”
Lent is a time for spiritual renewal. It challenges us to evaluate how the capital sins (temptations) influence our words and actions.
The capital sins are greed, gluttony, apathy, anger, lust, pride and jealousy.
Lent asks you if, you are a little more responsible, free, loving, forgiving, grateful, generous and light-hearted than last year.
Lent helps us to understand that our spiritual journey involves the support, encouragement, unity, help and example of our faith community.
Lent teaches us to call upon the Holy Spirit for authentic interior conversion. It teaches us to ask ourselves each night in prayer before God,
“Did I follow the spirit of Christ today in all my experiences, or did I let the spirit of darkness influence too much of my day?”
to nurture your Soul
Read the Bible, join a Bible Study group, Pray, Fast, Say the Rosary, Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, help others when you can, listen more and talk less, and contribute
to Operation Rice Bowl.
Lent is good for your soul, because it is an opportunity to grow in faith, hope and love.
~~ JMC ~~