Today, all over the world, Christians begin the season of Lent. This is the season when we trade more for less to end up with more. Crazy economics. It works in all sorts of ways. Spiritually, it is all about making room for God to be a bigger part of our life. So we trade something (usually time) that is filling up our life’s minutes for an empty space. God moves into the empty space. Our hearts are filled with grace (God’s presence) leaving us with a sense of abundance of time. ….ending up with more. Economically we put money into our little rice bowls. So we have less money. But the money we put in goes to teaching and getting clean water and generally making other people’s lives better. We read the paper and see how things are getting better, we feel richer and we…..end up with more.
My Pope Francis app this morning suggested we each find one thing to do each day in Lent that will make the world a better place. Imagine if every Christian in the world did this every day during Lent. How would this impact our classrooms, offices, homes, parks, even the air we breathe and water we drink. If we all try this, just one thing a day, the impact will be amazing.
1. Communal Reconciliation Service: March 14 7-8pm. Are you tired of carrying around the same old sins? Are you ready for that fresh clean feeling of forgiveness? If the communal thing is not to your liking, Fr Tony is hearing confessions every Friday night during Lent from 6-7. Just slip into the church and come out smelling like a rose.
2. Good News People: all folks gathering is April 2.
3. Yoga Stations of the Cross: Friday April 11 at 7:00pm. You can do them on a chair or the floor, on a mat or a towel. Invite all your yoga friends to this amazing experience.