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Making your Lent a loving Lent

Posted by Hannah Rafle on Feb 9, 2018 4:56:53 PM

   As we look forward to the start of Lent next week most of us have given at least some thought about what we are going to “give up for Lent”. However we have a question for you as you consider your Lenten practice. “Is what you are doing for in Lent based on Love?” As odd as it may sound at first, Lent is all about Love, it is a time of preparation for the greatest love of all. “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (Jn 15:13 RSV).

Lent is not just about giving things up or simply praying more, which are both good things. It is a journey in love to Love. If the journey of Lent is made in love then we become more loving, more conformed to Christ. "I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35 NABRE). This Lent let us not be marked simply by ashes on Ash Wednesday but by our love for one another.

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Promises of the New Year

Posted by Madeleine Richey on Jan 20, 2017 9:10:00 AM

There is an animal here that cries late at night. A haunting sound I used to think was almost human. I lie in bed listening to all the sounds I have found nowhere else. They sound so wild, so unlike the quiet rush of passing traffic on the main road I can hear from my bedroom on summer nights at home.

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