Walking Through the Season of Lent

By Pastor Monique-Cheri

Have you forgotten something? Did you leave something behind in that café? Do you have your keys to get back into the house? Remember to grocery shop There’s a lot to remember each and every day isn’t there?

Walking through the season of Lent, let’s do some memory exercises! Remember Christ’s life and his love that took him all the way to cross and through death. Remember that
Christ’s Easter resurrection is at the HEART of it all! Don’t forget that He lives! Let’s remember He’s alive! When we forget this, it’s like forgetting the key to our house. We lock
ourselves out of peace, calm and the joy of serving and welcoming others. When this happens in my life, anxiety, worry, self-doubt and fear take their place in my heart. And my ability
to follow Christ is hampered by these burdens. Because Christ lives, you and I arecontinually rescued from self-doubt, fear, worry and anxiety. Because Christ is alive, we are empowered to claim who we are as children of God and we are saved into a peace and a
sense of well-being that only bubbles up from that deep well of Divine Presence!

Remember! When you reach the end of your rope, you will find the hem of his garment. When you remember His presence, a calm will come. When you call out to Him, He will answer.
Our journey is not just to “feel better” or “improve our lot” or get peace. We learn from the Apostle Paul that we: are the Body of Christ. Therefore, every time we remember Christ alive, we are freed to act with kindness, reach out in love, give of ourselves, help those in need. We obey our Lord’s directives. Remember what St. Teresa of Avila, a devoted disciple of Christ, reminds us of: Christ has no body but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours are the eyes with which he looks Compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good, Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on this world. Christ has no body now on earth but yours. Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)

Your Own,

Pastor Monique-Cheri