We entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (2 Cor 5:20)
Some people embrace routine. There are others who think: ‘here we go again!”. Neither viewpoint is correct when it comes to Lent. Each of us arrive at Lent 2016 in a different ‘space’ – physically, psychologically, spiritually – than Lent in any other year in our lives. The questions we ponder, such as this scripture – ‘how can I be reconciled to God?’ – may be identical, but our answers should be different.This Lent may call one person to more action for those in need. Another person may be called to more prayer this Lent.
Our task is to help guide the young people in our care to grasp how they can be reconciled to God this Lent. How will they incorporate more time for prayer? How will they have better relationships with the other members of the body of Christ – at school and at home? How will they care for those in need? The more fully each of us can live our answers to those questions, the more fully we will be able to celebrate Easter.
Have a great week!