Wednesday, February 18, marks the beginning of Lent for many Christian denominations. Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life. It provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we’ve done and failed to do, and to be generous to those in need.
The Jesuit provincials of the United States have created an online spiritual resource called “Igniting our Values,” which consists of “fresh, spiritually engaging and thought provoking content that will be posted [or emailed] daily throughout Lent.” The material is designed for all who are part of the Ignatian family, so all are welcome to participate. To get a daily email or to read their daily postings, visit www.jesuits.org/igniting.