Pope Francis’s Lenten message commences with;
Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each community and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he first has loved us” (1 Jn 4:19). He is not aloof from us. Each one of us has a place in his heart. He knows us by name, he cares for us and he seeks us out whenever we turn away from him. He is interested in each of us; his love does not allow him to be indifferent to what happens to us.
It is so easy to forget just how committed God is to us. To forget how invested and how interested God is in our lives.
I particularly like the phrase, “His love does not allow him to be indifferent to what happens to us.”
Lent is about surrendering more of ourselves to God and being renewed as the Pope states.
If you are just enquiring about faith then God wants you to know of His love but if you have been believed for a long time like I have, God wants an ever-deepening relationship with you.
ACTION: How can you surrender to God more today knowing that God loves you intensely and is not indifferent to you?
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 5: 20-26
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