This year Pope Francis tells us that the “lenten” period of forty days spent by the Son of God in the desert of creation had the goal of making it once more that garden of communion with God that it was before original sin (cf. Mk 1:12-13; Is 51:3).” With these words he invites us to enter into the desert as well, so that we may contemplate our own creation there where we can listen to the Lord speak to our hearts and where He gifts us with the opportunity to discern what we will do with what we have been given. An opportunity to look at the obstacles that impede our communion with God and with our brothers and sisters, while at the same time He gives us His Spirit that enlightens us so that we may transform our lives as a gift to all.
“May our Lent this year be a journey along that same path, bringing the hope of Christ also to creation,” by consciously sharing our time, our talent and our money especially with those who have not yet been able to experience the grace of God in their lives.
(To be continued)