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Lent
A call to wholeness, a call “home”, to look at ourselves and not be scared of what we might find.
Home is a place “to be”, with ourselves, with our goodness, our mistakes, our growing edges. It is the place where God is present. Let us allow God to heal those part of ourselves which needs care, healing, love.
Silence and prayer are “paths, roads” to go home, to find God waiting for us ….
Lent is a good time for discovering that God is with us in our sometimes “messy home”.

 

The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent...
Mark 1:15

"Repent" means "change the direction in which you are looking for happiness." The call to repentance is the invitation to take stock of our emotional programs for happiness based on instinctual needs and to change them. This is the fundamental program of Lent."  (Thomas Keating, The Mystery of Christ)
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"Lent is a time to renew wherever we are
in that process that I call the divine therapy.
It's a time to look what our instinctual needs are,
look at what the dynamics of our unconscious are."

Thomas Keating