Keeping a Holy Lent

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Keeping a Holy Lent

   My prayer for each of us this Lent is that we may be witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus’ love for the whole world as we share the Gospel of Christ’s saving embrace.

Dear Sisters in Christ,  
  
Each year on Ash Wednesday we are reminded that the “keeping” of a Holy Lent is important for all of us. It is the time of remembering the sacrifice of our Lord for each one of us and indeed for the whole world. I always find it a challenge of time, energy, work, family and things to do. 

When I was in Seminary my spiritual director said to me something like this: “Lent is a time of introspection, looking inward.” For me, Lent is of little value if we forget that it is also reaching outward to others in the world: we are all called to be the hands, the feet and the heart of Christ.” “Christ died for us all.” I am still impressed with the simplicity of that Gospel mandate. We are called individually and as Community to keep a Holy Lent. Study, yes! Works of mercy, yes! Reaching out to the sick, the poor, the homeless…..! Yes to all those and more!

My prayer for each of us this Lent is that we may be witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus’ love for the whole world as we share the Gospel of Christ’s saving embrace.
     
I am yours in Christ,    
+Bishop Duncan    
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