A Lenten reflection from Rev. Frank Nash, S.J., alumni chaplain
The Journey has begun. Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent. For 40 days we are asked to look at ourselves, our relationships, and the presence of God in our lives.
We ask ourselves a series of questions: How are things going in my life? What areas of my life need improvement? What are my strong points? What do I have to improve? We undergo an examination of conscience. Each day we make time to examine our lives.
Since we don’t live in a vacuum, we should think about our relationships. Do I show the concern and love I have for my family? How are things going at work? Do I work at my relationships? Am I a healing and challenging presence to others? Do I allow others to challenge and care for me?
Maybe the most important question as we journey is: How do I relate to God? Do I pray? Do I accept God’s love? Is God part of my life?
Our journey ends as we repent our sins and recognize God’s love. “No greater love can anyone have than to lay down his life for his friends.” Jesus embraced the cross for us and God raised him to life. Through this action we have been made free. As we celebrate Easter let us proclaim with Job: “I know my redeemer lives.”
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