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Keep LOVE in LENT Blog Link-Up 2014!
Hosted by: Equipping Catholic Families (Monica),Campfires and Cleats(Chris), Truly Rich Mom (Tina), A Slice of Smith Life (Tracy)
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We "shared" tips, stories and experiences that will help us focus on Lenten sacrifices, prayer and good deeds and how to carry them out with LOVE instead of a GRUMBLE.
I love Lent. I know that sounds crazy but I do. Church is about community, as Dana sings, "we are one body, one body in Christ." There is no other time in the Liturgical year that I feel that communion like I do in Lent. Prayer, Almsgiving and Fasting - 2 of my favorite things - can you guess which one I am not very fond of. I have been fasting on and off most of my life- except I refer it as dieting. I'm kidding of course, but for many years, I honestly did not know the difference between the two - and would often use Lent as my will-power to lose weight for warmer weather clothes. Now, I see that it is not just about food, but taking time away from the things that keep me from having more time to be with God, or to serve as He may call me to. I am looking forward to being a part of the Catholic Blogger Link Up - to learn even more ways to live out the precepts of Prayer, Almsgiving and Fasting during this Lenten season. (**2015 note: Now I have the support of an amazing ministry: LiveTheFast ... be sure to check it out!)
During this time of GRACE and community - I will be using my blog to share the topic of Forgiveness. Reconciled To You ministries, which I founded in 2009, offers retreats on Forgiveness (in the Seeking Faith series, which also includes retreat days on Trust and Joy as well). This topic is very near to my heart as I have had many opportunities to not only forgive but also to ask for forgiveness. Additionally, my focus goes beyond human relationship to the one we work to gain, maintain and enjoy with God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. My blog will speak about Sacrament as well - specially the Eucharist and Reconciliation. I absolutely love Reconciliation (aka Confession), and have relied heavily on the grace and healing element of this Sacrament, and have had some very humorous experiences proving what I have always believed - God has the best sense of humor.
"To err is human, to Forgive is truly divine." ~ Alexander Pope
I invite you to begin your journey with A Time of Forgiveness.