For me, Lent is a time for prayer and reflection. It is my chance to get closer to God. Getting closer to God might mean setting aside quiet time to meditate and listening to what God wants me to do. It might mean going to confession for more often or perhaps being aware of how I treat others. When I stop and give of my time to listen to others, I am in essence giving my time to God; in serving others, I am serving God.
My thoughts have recently been moving toward the truth that God is compassionate and forgiving. Even when I am preoccupied with so many worries and thoughts, God is always gently reminding me that I am loved through songs I listen to or through the daily encounters that I have with people. There are times when a song I hear at the end of a very stressful day will remind me of God’s great presence and it is then that I begin to cry – a cry of happiness just knowing that God will never abandon me and that whatever good decision I take God will be behind me 100%.
Sometimes it is hard for me to imagine that God can love me that much but there are moments that remind me that God is great and often much more than what I can come up with.
Do you ever stop to imagine God’s greatness in my life? Are there opportunities in your daily encounters to bring about God’s compassion and forgiveness to others?
Reflected by Lucy Orozco