Still need ideas for observing Lent with your family? Anni Harry discusses a different, intentional way to approach the season.
.A great blessing of my life has been to have served at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France for 3 years. I returned to reside in the U.S. at the beginning of last year – I’m sure Mother Mary wanted to bring me home during COVID!
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Imagine Jesus standing at a door with a lantern in his hand and the verse from Revelation 3, Verse 20: “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will enter his house and dine with him and he with me.”
Years ago, it fell to me to clean out our family home. Anyone who has performed this chore knows that it can be a painstaking task. It took longer than anticipated, actually, longer than I wanted it to take.
“You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless till they rest in You.” These are well-known words of Saint Augustine, from his Confessions. The human heart is restless indeed, often leading us down wrong roads. Remember that old country song, “Looking for Love (in All the Wrong Places)”? Another song from the 90’s, “Constant Craving (has Always Been)”?