THE PASTORíS DESK
By Fr. Terry Kerner
We are well into the
season of Lent and hopefully taking advantage of these
days to focus a little on ourselves. Focusing on ourselves
isnít being selfish but a very sensible way of trying to
see ourselves as God and others see us. An honest Lent
looks at those negative elements in our personality that
can discourage and perhaps even scandalize others. Our
language, our gestures, our ways of interacting with
people throughout the day might be something we may want
to look at for improvement.
On the other hand, Lent
is also a time to see those very good qualities, virtues
and kind deeds that we can easily take for grated. Firs of
all letís have the humility to give thanks to God for
our virtues and all those good gifts inherited from our
parents and grandparents that lead us to do good for
others. Simple acts of kindness are the most transparent
presence of Godís grace in our lives. Donít complicate
Lent, keep it simple, real and appropriate for your state
in life. Do what you can and thank the Lord that you are
able to do it!
One simple act of
charity recommended for this Lent is to contact one or
more of the folks on our infirm list published weekly in
our bulletin. A short note, a brief phone call or a kind
visit to anyone of them might just be the thing that they
need this Lent. Maybe youíre just the person to do it!
Next Sunday, March 24th
at Noon we will be hosting another Fireside Chat in
Resurrection Hallóour gathering space. The presentation
will highlight the life of San Salvador Archbishop Oscar
Romero martyred on March 24, 1980, while offering Mass in
the hospital Chapel of Divine Providence. The story of his
life and his ultimate canonization by Pope Francis took
place on October 14, 2018. The presentation is open to the
public at no cost.
Have a good Lent.