The season of Lent seems to be slow moving, pensive, and lifeless.
I’m sure you have heard over the last few days that Lent is the springtime of life. The key ingredients we need are: retrospection, repentance, and Renewal. To see the obstacles before us. To pray for our relationship with God. Being open for a new life within us.
Jesus said fasting can move mountains. He himself fasted and prayed before beginning his mission. Throughout the Bible, the experience of fasting has resulted in a great connection with God. Have you ever experience the benefits of fasting and praying? Are you willing to fast and pray for a renewed relationship with God?
We pray for patience today, my friends; may we know Lent in our hearts and feel its joy!
Father Pinto Paul C.S.C., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.