Preparing for Lent

Friday, March 1, 2019

It’s hard to believe, but Ash Wednesday is just five days away, when we begin the season of Lent – a time to take stock and refocus our hearts on our love for God and one another. Lent is a time of fasting, almsgiving and prayer. There’s nothing tricky about prayer. It’s simply tuning in to God’s presence. And God is always present. Not only alongside us, but within the deepest part of who we are. We’re made in the image and likeness of God, and when we pray, we become closer to Him. We don’t have to figure out the right words to get started, because God is always speaking to us. Have you ever tried just sitting quietly with God? It’s a fine way to spend a few minutes.