The season of Love

Do you believe that it was a coincidence that lent began this year on the 14th of February, a day when many people celebrate love.

For us Christians, lent is also for us a season to remember the greatest act of love done by Love Himself. God sends His son, who becomes man and dies for us, while we were still sinners. “Just think about the wonder of God’s love. Our Lord comes out to meet us, he waits for us, he’s by the roadside where we cannot but see him, and he calls each of us personally, speaking to us about our own things — which are also his. He stirs us to sorrow, opens our conscience to be generous; he encourages us to want to be faithful, so that we can be called his disciples. When we hear these intimate words of grace, which are by way of an affectionate reproach, we realize at once that our Lord has not forgotten us during all the time in which, through our fault, we did not see him. Christ loves us with all the inexhaustible charity of God’s own heart (Saint Josemaria).

Silently, in the presence of our Lord, review and renew your Lenten resolutions today and: “May the fire of your love not be a will-ó-the-wisp, a vain fire, an illusion—an illusion of fire, which neither enkindles what it touches nor gives any heat” (stjosemaria.org)

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