Fr. Patrick writes : Rend your Heart

Day 8: Rend your Heart

Lent is a holy season marked by repentance, reconciliation with God, fasting and prayer. These pious acts cause us to reflect on Christ’s great love and identify vices in our life in order to re-surrender them for Him to give us newness.

Our Lenten practice of prayer, fasting and alms-giving should not be superficial but should affect our heart. What really counts the most in Lent is the interior conversion of heart from hate, malice, bitterness and unforgiveness to loving God and loving our neighbour.

Our penance will be of no spiritual use if it doesn’t affect the heart. It is the heart we need to rend and not our garments (Joel 2:13). It is not how many hours you fast or how many hours you spend in prayer or before the Blessed Sacrament, or how much you give out as charity which matters. It is not how much you deprive yourself of sleep, food and other pleasures, or whether you walk bare footed, etc. These devout acts should affect the heart then our interior life will not be caught up in its own interests and concerns, but those of the kingdom.

When our activities and penance for Lent affect the heart, we will discover a deeper level of spiritual maturity which will also draw us to a more abundant and joyful life.

Read:📖 Deuteronomy 9:9-18
Prayer Point:🙇🏽‍♀️ Pray against the operations of the LGBTQI in Ghana, so that God doesn’t destroy our nation like Sodom and Gomorrah.
Action:👉🏽 Tell someone “God loves you.”

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