We begin our second week in Lent. The journey continues. Our theme this year, as you know (from Ho-sea 2:14) is: “I will allure you. I will lead you to the desert, and speak to your heart”. If love, by nature, intensifies, then the invitation to divine intimacy is extended more intensely with each passing day, even, each passing moment. So, if you are not off to a great start for the Lenten journey, worry not. Just surrender to the Lord, make a few resolutions, and He will, in His intensifying love, make up for wasted time. The Lord wastes no time.
As we continue the journey, the words of Mother Theresa shed great light for us: “As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst... ‘Repent and believe’ Jesus tells us. What are we to repent? Our in-difference, our hardness of heart. What are we to believe? Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor. He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you.” Amen.
Yours hope-fully in Christ,