Lent is that period when we come face to face with the reality of who we ‘really’ are. As a young people we can often feel invincible. Life is all before us. Possibilities seem endless. God made us to have this type of energy and enthusiasm during those early years.
Then something happens. Disappointments, mistakes, opportunities lost, not getting chosen for that opportunity that comes along or we just come to the realisation that we are not that intelligent or physically gifted for some things because truthfully we are not. For others we do achieve only to find that when we arrive at our destination that it was not as fulfilling as we thought it would be.
It is here that Lent has a very important role to play in our lives.
As we have said already and will do again during this Lenten journey is that we need God to lift us up in these times when we face who we truly are.
Through Lent we are preparing to invite God more deeply into our lives.
Through Lent we come to that deeper reality of dependence on God.
ACTION: During your prayer today continue to be honest with God. Express your need for God in your daily life.
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 5: 43-48
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