Pastor Barb’s Weekly Message 3/12

Grace and peace to you all!

What is Lent for?  Really, it’s to clear away everything in our lives that get in the way of falling in love with God.  That’s the focus of fasting, of prayer, of giving to those in need: opening ourselves to loving God, and being loved by God.  Pedro Arrupe says it well:

Nothing is more practical than finding God,  that is,
than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with, 
what seizes your imagination,  will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends,
what you read,  who you know,  what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in love,  stay in love, and it will decide everything.

May this Lent be the time that we fall in love with God again.  Blessings on you Lenten journey!

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