Ash Wednesday Liturgy is at 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
Lent is the annual opportunity for each of us to look at our Christian lives; and make some adjustments in our religious practice or attitudes.
Mostly the season is the annual time to remember that our love of God is found only in our love of neighbor. We are called to see the face of Christ in our neighbor, co-worker, or family member – not always an easy thing to do.
We are asked to see the social sin around us that so often is neglected or avoided because I do not know what to do or I am afraid of what might be asked of me. When I think of the social sin that plays out in my world I feel I can’t do anything about it – I can’t solve it; my involvement doesn’t make a difference.
Maybe this Lent I can be careful about how I treat the earth, our home – compost rather than throwing in the garbage, recycle paper and cans and glass; be aware of the inbred racism that is part of our national life and has been from the beginning; be more aware of the tens of millions of refugees – driven from their homes by war, famine or political oppression. Get to know some of the asylum seekers who live at Casa Guadalupana.
The challenges can be overwhelming. Remember, you can’t do everything, but you can do something; and if we all do something that overwhelming challenge does not seem so impossible.
Fr. Steve Adrian