A Lenten Prayer:
” O Lord we ask for a boundless confidence and trust in your Divine Mercy and courage to accept the crosses and sufferings, which bring immense goodness to our souls and that of your Catholic Church. Help us to love you with our pure and contrite heart and to humble ourselves beneath your cross, as we climb the mountains of holiness, carrying our cross that leads to heavenly glory, AHEM!!!
*** St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina***
The journey of Lent is a forty day journey, it is also a journey that Jesus also walked when we walked together through this journey of life. The two key words to walking the Lenten journey is, ” faith and Belief”. You first have to believe in Jesus Christ, so you then can have faith in him, as you walk your path of this journey, peaceful and in happiness always.
There will always be times as we walk our journey’s, that some evil and ugliness will come to us, we begin to wonder if Jesus ever existed? Sometimes Jesus let’s the ugliness happen, so we then can fix for ourselves the ugliness and become stronger along our journey through life. With the faith and belief in Jesus Christ as well as ourselves, there will never be any kind of ugliness that will derail us, from walking our paths through this journey of life.
Our Society of today is very much like the Society of the time that God sent his only son to us and walk his journey with us. The crime, the corruption, the violence, the ugliness, as well as the greed and all back stabbing of each other, the time is right for Jesus to send his son to us much like his father did, to walk a journey here with us, teaching us many things, including showing us how to truly feel God’s love within us and then spreading it with each other.
God’s love isn’t something we can turn off and on like the water in the faucet, God’s love is within us all, but unfortunately through all the Life events that may come to us and control who we are, we tend to bury this love so deep, that we feel nothing and get lost on the paths of this journey. We all feel the love of God within ourselves, it is just we don’t acknowledge the love, which makes us cold without dealing with any weather. When we feel cold and our hearts become cold, we just have to get back in touch with who we truly are, have faith in Jesus as well as ourselves, so we can be confident in all we do, then with the confidence, we can warm our hearts with God’s love, to once again share with each other, as we all walk a path through this journey of life.
” The forty day journey of Lent, a time we need to sacrifice, showing Jesus that we have not forgotten him and his love is deep within our hearts”
” We have become so far removed from the journey of Jesus Christ, no wonder we lack of the faith and belief in him”
” The problems of the Society when Jesus came and walked his journey are so much the same, as the problems within this Society today”