Living Lent

It's here again: Lent. The season of conversion begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday. We are invited to make more room for God in our hearts, our minds and our whole lives. Mother Church gives us the necessary means to make our conversion possible: prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

My husband and I are blessed to be part of a family and a parish community because it's the perfect setting to live out Lent. We have one another for support, encouragement and accountability. Let’s look at the three hinges of the season:

Fasting
Fasting empties us, so we can be filled with God. It detaches us from this world. By denying ourselves food, our hearts are turned to heavenly life and matters of the soul.

Read more at: Fathers for Good