Monthly Archive: February 2016

Unclenching my hands

For each lenten season I try to come up with a practice or activity that will awaken my consciousness and remind me to be mindful of the Holy Spirit.  Not knowing how profound it would be, I decided to make an effort to turn my hands right side up and unclench my hands.  I wanted to do something to demonstrate to God that I am present and available, centred on him and open to his will.   (more…)

Let us value lent

 

This past Wednesday was the first day of lent. 

Just out of curiosity I searched both Facebook and Twitter to check how many posts there were about lent.  I was a bit disheartened to see there were very few.  Although lent is a very personal journey, the practice of this sacred tradition should be more acknowledged and encouraged.  It’s so easy to be complacent, nonchalant; another year, another lent, but when we do that we rob ourselves, our families and our church communities from fully receiving God’s inheritance. (more…)