Let Us Open Our Hearts... Father Tony, 02/18/2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We have now embarked on the great journey of Lent. It is a time to get things in the right perspective and to attend to the things that are most important. This is a season of conversion, when God wants to lead us into a deeper relationship with Him. During the season of Lent, the Church reflects on the story of salvation, especially in considering how God saved His people in the history of the Old Testament. God led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and through Moses gave them the Ten Commandments. He made a covenant with His people saying that He would bless them if they followed Him. One of the main features of the history of Salvation is not just God’s love and goodness, but also of His people’s rejection of His love. Time and time again God would save His people and time and time again they would turn away from Him.
The season of Lent is a time for recognizing that the story of God’s people is also our story. God has blessed us and yet we turn away from Him and sin. This is why we needed a savior, because we cannot save ourselves.
May our hearts be open to all that God has for us in this season.
Sent by Pamela Vogt on Sunday, February 18 at 12:00PM