With a cross of ashes on our forehead, we reflect on the things we can do to make this Lent meaningful for us and pleasing to the Lord. As our Chaplain said in his homily today, it is not enough to fast and give up certain things; we should also take positive steps: almsgiving, charitable outreach, more time for prayer.
The 40 Days for Life campaign which also starts today is a good part of our Lenten practice. Giving up one hour of our time to prayerfully witness in front of the abortion clinic opens up many doors to grace:
- We remind passersby that abortion is not a settled issue, that while this injustice persists, there are still people fighting to right this wrong.
- We stir the conscience of abortion providers and their assistants.
- We offer mothers-to-be pause to reconsider the life within them.
- We give voice to the speechless, protection to the vulnerable.
- We pray and enact in unison with thousands around the world: Thy will be done, Thy Kingdom come…
Sunday March 8 has been pledged by St. Paul Parish. It cannot be fulfilled without you, Brother Knights, and your families, committing to one hour. Email me your pledge. Do it for Lent. Do it for life!
Read more about 40 Days for Life here…
Read about how people have braved the freezing cold in some of the 252 cities participating in this campaign here…