“Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life…” --Pope Benedict XVI
“The ultimate goal of fasting is to help each one of us to make a complete gift of self to God.” --Pope Benedict XVI
Tomorrow, Tuesday, is Shove Tuesday, sometimes also known as Fat Tuesday/Pancake Day--traditionally the eating up of rich or fatty foods before the penitential Lenten season begins. Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent.
I deeply appreciate the solemnity of this time. I need Lent! I need this time of turning my heart to God, re-igniting my daily prayer times, of fasting,of giving, of re-calibrating my relationship with Jesus...
Wishing all taking the path of Lent to Jesus a time of great blessings and love!
P.S. My reading for Lent this year is The Magnificat Lenten Companion and Together on Retreat: Meeting Jesus in Prayer by James Martin, SJ ... Do you read special books during the season of Lent, leading up to Easter?