It’s helpful to recall that Lent is a school of grace in two parts. Beginning with Ash Wednesday’s clarion call to prayer, fasting and almsgiving, the initiate hears a call to forgiveness, to love of enemies, to a heart renewed, to just actions and right conduct, to a life of holiness and humility. By the midpoint of Lent, we realize that we have been called to do what is impossible for us to accomplish without help.
During this Holy Season, if we let him in, the Lord will usher in a new springtime of the spirit, in our own hearts, in our families and in our communities of faith.
Will you allow the Lord to guide you this season? What do you look forward to this Lent?
Pray for the holiness of your family and pray in reparation for the sins against the Lord and our great family.
Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.