Every Lent offers us a new beginning. It is an opportunity to make our faith fresh. It’s a time to allow ourselves to go into our own wilderness, to make time for some quiet time in a quiet space. Lent is a time of prayer, reading the Word of God and caring for others, it is not just about giving up. It is allowing the tender love of God to become part of who we are and then sharing that love with others.
On this first Sunday of Lent, let us not just concentrate on what we are giving up but rather how our actions, love and care are going to affect others.