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First Sunday of Lent reflection

“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.”
Romans 10:8

Standing on the Lenten temptation precipice,
both despair and gratitude teeter in our hearts.
Listening to the voices of Lent,
we hear the invitation to enter our own desert,
and to pierce through the distractions
of digital solutions into the hard drive of the heart.

We dare to illuminate the temptations
attracting us away from grace
with magnetic force.

Here, in this space,
we listen to the voices of Lent…

Reflection: Formation to Mission Committee with contributions from Lori Wilson, Associate; Betty Renard, RSCJ; and Dennis Phillips, Head of Regis School, Houston
Image: Painting by Stephen B. Whatley from the art collection at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and photos by the late Georgie Blaeser, RSCJ