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Recover the joy and hope

“Lent is a good time to recover the joy and hope that make us feel like beloved sons and daughters of the Father. The Father who waits for us in order to cast off our garments of exhaustion, of apathy, of mistrust, and so clothe us with the dignity which only a true father or mother knows how to give their children, with the garments born of tenderness and love.” — Pope Francis

Reflection: The Lenten practice of fasting has the potential to free us from whatever keeps us from seeing our true nature as God’s people. Do you feel like a beloved son or daughter of the Father? When do you see fatigue, indifference, or doubt in your faith life? Who or what might help you to recover the joy and hope for which God made you?

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Recover the joy and hope

Sunday, March 26, 2017
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