|Tomato seedling in a Jiffy 7 Peat Pellet (TM)|
My prayer for all of us this Lent is that the Holy Ghost would convict us all and give us at least one or two sleepless nights and rather miserable days- days when we will not have to fast, because our sorrow over the things we need to change in our lives will render us unable to eat with any sense of satisfaction or enjoyment. Most of us, indeed all of us from time to time continue doing what we have always done and never really thought about. That doing hurts people around us and forms a callous on our souls that prevents us from seeing who God would have us to be. I sincerely pray that our Lord would help us to see through our own inattention and self satisfaction in these next few days and so enable us to purge from our lives something that really needs to go.
|detail from L'Estasi di Santa Teresa|
Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
In these days leading up to Easter, might we all be open to God's correction, and to His blessing- and as we enter Eastertide, might we all find ourselves transformed through the keeping of an holy Lent. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, forever one God. Amen.