February 15, 2016 – From Sr. Barbara Wincik

February 15, 2016 | Posted in For Contemplation

Come back! Return to your God. Hosea 14 We hear it every Lent. What are you giving up for Lent? Growing up it was either a television program or candy. But then we didn’t count Sunday as a day of Lent so the fast from candy was short lived. Now as we have transcended the days of youth or merely put them on hold what is our attitude toward the season of Lent? Remember that Jesus fasting for 40 days in the desert being tempted by evil. And what evils tempt us doing these 40 days (most days really)? Or have we walked away from the concept of temptations and the presence of evil? Maybe Lent means not so much giving up something but challenging ourselves to change something in our lives, relationships, attitudes or living situations. Maybe we need to mend a relationship or break an unhealthy habit. Maybe it means even forgiving ourselves. But however you choose to be aware of Lent and incorporate the message; God is always in our lives and waits patiently.

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