Lent is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, before Easter Sunday. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, doing penance, repentance of sins, alms giving, atonement, and self-denial.
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When we think of February, we naturally think of Valentine’s Day and of love. But what is the true meaning of love? And when we say love, what does it requires from us. There are different ways how we explain love and how we express our love but the bible tells us what loves looks like and what is required of us who are in love.
Another year has passed and we start 2017 with a hopeful heart – bringing all the things we learned with us so we can move forward as single men and women have grown to become better. As we enter this year, the Lord wants us to look forward with so much hope and excitement for the better things that we are to experience.
Almighty Father, in the richness of your mercy you sent your own Son Jesus into the world to suffer and die for us. As you did not spare your own Son, we confidently look to your granting us everything else besides. May your mercy and grace be always upon us.
Lord Jesus Christ, you told us to be merciful just as our Father is merciful. You showed us the way to mercy when on the cross you forgave those who crucified you. Such divine mercy is very challenging for us. Only in you and through your grace in our lives can we ever hope to be channels of mercy to others. Jesus, we trust in you.
Holy Spirit, help us to understand the mystery of divine mercy. Help us to forgive those who trespass against us. Help us to love our enemies. Help us to love and care for the poor. Enable us to effectively proclaim the gospel of God’s mercy. Show us the way to holiness unto the Lord.
Mama Mary, full of grace and Mother of mercy, guide us in the way we are to go, and keep us in your loving embrace always.