Finish coloring in your Lenten cross!

These are the last suggestions for your Lenten cross. PLANT Plant heirloom or organic seeds. Start annuals from seed instead of buying flats at the greenhouse. SIMPLIFY Sort through your clothes and shoes. Donate what you don’t need. Minimize the electricity you use for a day. Eat by candlelight. PRAY Count your blessings. Develop aContinue reading “Finish coloring in your Lenten cross!”

Celebrate Mercy

When Pope Francis announced the Year of Mercy last April he said, “Wherever the Church is present, the mercy of the Father must be evident.  Wherever there are Christians, everyone should find an oasis of mercy.”  The Gospels for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent have vivid pictures of mercy.  One more chanceContinue reading “Celebrate Mercy”

Moving On In Lent

The parable of the fig tree reveals God’s hope and compassion for people. The gardener, who cares for each tree, pleads for more time and more care. Leave it for another year. A little loosening and manuring of the soil, a little more nourishment, and maybe it will bear fruit. Think this week about whatContinue reading “Moving On In Lent”

Lent Is A Time To Shine

The light of God showing through Jesus bedazzles his disciples in Sunday’s gospel of the Transfiguration, giving us a glimpse of Easter early in Lent. The Transfiguration calls us to our Lenten transformation into Christ, to shine with love of every neighbor. Spring also calls us to the new life of Easter. Sunlight blesses usContinue reading “Lent Is A Time To Shine”