From Our Pastor: Return to the Lord
Lent is the time where most see the greatest pull to return to the Lord. This looks different for each person, especially this Lent because of COVID. This year because of COVID may mean coming back to Mass since COVID began. This may mean COVID has given you an opportunity to assess your life, your priorities, or maybe given you more downtime and quiet time to pray which has moved your heart to return to the Mass after many years.
Maybe this return is to the sacrament of confession after years, or maybe to use this return to make it a more regular practice every month or every few months. Maybe the return is to give your heart more and more to the Lord this Lent, seeking to serve more, to love more, to forgive more, to pray more, to study more, to know more, to read the scriptures more, to add a new devotional, to do something to live this life of faith more.
This return to the Lord will look different for every one of you. Do not be afraid no matter how this return looks. God is a loving Father waiting for your return. He loves you so much that He will run to meet you where you are, but will re-welcome you as that son or daughter that you are and rejoice in your return.
Rev. Steven Arisman