Monday, April 7, 2014
by Sister Laura Zelten
I am not the type of person who gives up something for Lent. Instead, I usually try to add on something that will help me be aware of God's presence in a more profound way.
This year, I decided to turn off my car radio. I spend a lot of time on the road so this is significant time in silence. Besides perfecting my driving attentiveness, this quiet time has become a meaningful and prayerful experience. Without the noise, I focus on the silence and the beauty that is all around me. I hear God's voice in a distinct way. I reflect more on what I heard, sang or proclaimed during the morning prayer, especially the Gospel.
Even though I hadn't intended to give up for Lent, I am grateful for the gift of silence and contemplation added to my day.
Praying your Lent is filled with God's graces!
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