A blessed and meaningful lent!

Jesus tells us in the Gospel read on Ash Wednesday (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18) to begin the lenten season:

" When you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
so that you may not appear to be fasting, except to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you.”

The prophet Joel advises us with the following words:

"Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;
rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment."- Joel 2:12-18

With Jesus, let us journey together into the "desert" of our heart...