Lent is going very well this first Friday of the season. I smile to myself as I write this, because it is always easier to kick off Lent than to stay focused and loyal to the things God is asking me to change about myself during this time. But God is so very good. I just had a conversation with a young man who lives in real poverty, relying on people for most of his needs. He is a modern day Prodigal Child. As we talked, I could not help but think of the unconditional love that Christ told us about in the parable of the Prodigal Child and the self-emptying unconditional love of Jesus on the Cross. I pray that his person will be able to reap from the graces of God's love for him. I am sure that you, dear reader, know others like him, who are discouraged and burdened by life. Let us pray and fast today, not only for the first Friday in Lent, but for all who bear a very heavy Cross in life. May the graces flowing from Christ's Passion be their help and peace.
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