On Ash Wednesday, we shall receive ashes and set out on the journey to Easter. On this journey, if we are open to the spirit, we shall receive a new life that is rooted in God and our spiritual life will flourish. There is a strong invitation to return to God with all our hearts. God our first love wants to lead us back to His heart, home, and source of love and joy and where life blooms. In this period, God teaches us that the meaning of life is the mystery of love and this is manifested in His Son Jesus Christ. We can only grasp this mystery if we are in constant connection with God through prayer. Perhaps to have a smooth and light journey with God, we might need to set aside some unhealthy distractions and desires that can act as a hurdle to continue on this journey where He is leading us. As we embark on our Lenten journey, let us continuously ask Him:
LORD, WHERE ARE YOU LEADING ME THIS LENT?