7 April, 2023
Pastor’s Viewpoint - March 28, 2023
Lent brings us closer to God
Lent is a season of joy. Anything we
do during Lent, such as fasting, giving to
charity, or spending more time in prayer,
is meant to bring-us closer to God, and
therefore bring us joy.
Sometimes, we can think that we do
these things to make ourselves better.
can’t make ourselves holy — that’s
God’s work. God has reconciled us to
himself through the death and resurrection
As St Paul would say:
“God has made the sinless one into sin,
so that we might become the goodness of
God”! Our part is to open ourselves to
the gift of God’s grace — and so we
enter the ‘discipline” of Lent.
‘discipline’ and ‘disciple’ come from the
Latin for “learning, being a student”.
So, during Lent, we are trying to
“learn” the presence of God. Let’s hope
that we can become good students!
Fr Greg Kennedy,
St Joseph’s Catholic Church