Lent is a season that calls us to deeper love. Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are practices which the Church offers to us as a stimulus to put things back in order; that is, to place God, who is Love, in the center of our lives once again.
We are reminded to follow Jesus’ example of putting his relationship with his father first and foremost in his life. He would leave his disciples and friends to go off by himself to pray in order to deepen his contact with the one who sent him on his mission. Even the Christ found that he needed time alone to listen to his father and that meant to put aside distractions and focus on his one true need, union with his father and his will. Can we do less? ….