Here’s a story that’s bound to make you laugh with an enriching lesson to carry with you on your Lenten journey!
Are you holding onto something heavy in your heart, like the rotting potatoes in the story? You will have to carry that with you wherever you go. Throw it away now. Forgive those who have offended you, and enjoy life with the freshness of love that God has made for all to enjoy!
Set aside some family time today to think about how you appreciate each other. Are there any barriers in your heart stopping you from loving your family members to the fullest? Do you need to ask for forgiveness or do you need to offer your forgiveness? It’s too heavy and rotten to continue carrying ... let it go.
Let's pray that our Mother of Mercy helps us understand and forgive each other during this special season. Let the Lenten spring-cleaning in your family begin!
Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C. serves as the International Director of Holy Cross Family Ministries. Prior to his ordination Father Pinto received many degrees in areas ranging from Political Science to Theology. Ordained a priest in 1999, he served as a parish priest, vice principal and administrator of Holy Cross School in Northeast India. Father Pinto grew up in Kerala, India with his 8 siblings. In 2010 he came to the United States for further studies, pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. If you run into him, you may hear him say, "A life well lived is a life lived for others," a mantra he strives to live by.