We have begun our Lenten Season, we have embarked on the Journey, The Time is Now, This is our Time, a Time for transformation, renewal, conversion, getting our hearts and yes our very lives in order. This is our journey together. We walk together as a community of faith, a family of God brought together for God’s purpose. Although God has brought us together we are women and men, boys and girls, teen and young adults, human persons effected by the aspects and consequences of being human, frail and fractal, that is changing, becoming, ever transforming and transcending, becoming greater and ultimately we are complete when we are transformed into the persons called to be by our mighty great God, transformed from our present to God’s infinite design for our lives.
This is all to say that this Lenten Season is a reminder to us, and again a journey for us to seek to grow in Christian Perfection and purification that comes from God’s grace. “Thus, little by little the soul rises often to the thought of God, recalling the great benefits of the redemptive Incarnation and the Holy Eucharist. Often, on the contrary, we enter a church to ask for some urgent grace, and we forget to thank God for the measureless blessing of the Eucharist. Its institution demands a special thanksgiving; this sacrament reminds us of the promises of eternal life.”
THE THREE AGES OF THE INTERIOR LIFE
Prelude of Eternal Life
by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.
We have a God that loves us so immeasurably, that he chooses to enter into relationship with us in a personal way, recalling that he ultimately made us for His glory and that we might share in His divine life. We recall in the reading today the great covenant and promise that God made with all of humanity. In Genesis we recall this in his promise to Noa and all of humanity.
“This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come,
of the covenant between me and you
and every living creature with you:
I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign
of the covenant between me and the earth.
When I bring clouds over the earth,
and the bow appears in the clouds,
I will recall the covenant I have made
between me and you and all living beings,
so that the waters shall never again become a flood
to destroy all mortal beings.”
Let us live in the power and promise of God’s Covenant. God seeks our wellness and well being not our desctruction. At the promise we here God’s deep desire for us to be well and do good. Let’s walk and journey with Jesus through this Lent, entering into our time, our season for anointing. We are not left alone to fend for ourselves, but God’s grace and mercy are there for us. With hearts and minds renewed, healed and transformed, restored. God seeks to enter into our lives so that we might be a cause for transformation in others seek to come to know Him, and his plan for their perfection and sanctification, that all might come to know God’s power and grace, God’s ability to bring about our purification so that we might be eternally united with him, and also living our lives for others.
Be Blessed and Transformed this Lent.