Today provides us the opportunity to contemplate the meaning of the season of Lent. In the preparation reflections we have had over the past few days, we have been thinking about what it is we can do to have a deeper relationship with Jesus and to be more active in the Church. Whatever you decided, remember that it is about prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
It is hard to believe that Lent starts in just a few days. I do not know about you, but it often feels like Lent sneaks up on me, and then I scramble for something to do for the season of Lent. As a result, I do not think I always celebrate Lent the way I should. I do not give enough thought about what I need to do to become closer to Jesus as an active member of the Church.