Today we begin 40 Days of Lenten prayer and fasting. As Catholics, we look upon these weeks as preparation for our hearts, minds and souls preparing the way for the way for our risen Savior on Easter Sunday. It is a time ripe with possibilities for spiritual growth and many graces abound.
This past weekend, one of the things Our Lords placed on my heart during the retreat was to come to him as a bride, to get to know him as “my beloved”. I have always been comfortable with Jesus the Mighty Counselor or God the Father but to look upon him as the lover of my soul is more difficult. So when I was trying to figure out what to do as my action for this Lenten season, with the help of my spiritual director, I came up with the 40 Day Lenten “Love Dare”.
So for the next 40 days of Lent I will be blogging about LOVE. Love of God, Love of my spouse, Love of my children and my community. For God so loved the world that he gave us his only Son. He is waiting for us, his bride, the church. Will you join me?
I will post the theme for the day each morning and then post on what worked and what didn’t in my prayer and actions for the day. I will be using the “Love Dare” by Stephen and Alex Kendrick as my guide. If you wish to join me in this journey, please leave a comment so we can be praying for one another, by name , as we walk this road to Calvary together, as brothers and sisters in Christ.
May you have a fruitful Lent filled with sacrificial love and may the blessings and grace of Our Lord Jesus abound in your life.
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