How Will You Make the Most of Lent?

By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager


This week’s “Embracing Faith” article will focus on Embracing Faith through Inspiration.

“Teach me your way, O Lord, your way that I may walk in your truth.” -Psalm 86:11


With all that is going on in the world today, many of us might not realize that tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season.


While some may be rushing to think of what they will give up or take on during Lent, others may be in search of inspiration to make the most out of the next forty days.


In her book, “The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Lent 2021,” Sr. Terry Rickard, OP, views Lent as “an opportunity to get back on the way – to walk the sacred path. It is a time to review, refocus, and recommit to the way of Jesus.”


Sr. Terry goes on to describe the Lenten season as “an invitation to walk more intentionally on the two feet of discipleship – love of God and love of neighbor. The point of entering these forty days of retreat with the universal Church – days of prayer, fasting, and generosity – is to live a more authentic Christian life long after Lent has passed.”(1)


These inspiring words from Sr. Terry can be used as inspiration to make the most of Lent and even be read daily over the next forty days.


Sr. Terry’s book includes daily devotions, prayers, and reflections that “can help you reflect on where you are on the sacred path” and “move you forward on the way of Jesus.”(1)


Along with daily reflection, Sr. Terry’s book will make you ask yourself: “Are you on the way or in the way? Are you walking with two feet – love of God and love of neighbor? What are the obstacles that keep tripping you up? How do you manage the bumps on the road? Who are the companions that help you to stay on course?” (1)


To learn more and purchase Sr. Terry’s book, click here.

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