Day 29: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Lent is a season for love. Yes, we focus on self-denial, prayer, sacrifice, and penance. But we do that out of love — love of others and love of God. If we attempt to dive into the devotions and practices of Lent without a focus or defined purpose, then we risk bearing no fruit when the season is over. Love is the purpose and love will be the fruit. Why retell the story of Christ’s death and resurrection each year if not to illustrate his love for us. May we continually seek to grow in that love and offer that love in turn.
 
Take some time today for personal reflection as you ponder this question:
Do I truly seek to love others as Jesus Christ loves me?