Posted by: wordofthevine | February 20, 2018

New Habits this Lent that will Transform us!

Consider this Lent if there are practices that really could help you grow and unearth daily habits that might be weakening your spiritual vitality. I have decided that I am going to practice being creative in scheduling more daily Mass. For the last 15 years or so, I have been a daily communicant, most days. I noticed recently, when my schedule became more harried, that I wasn’t attending daily Mass as often as I had in the past.

Part of my changed daily pattern was that I wanted to be making attendance at daily Mass a response of loving God rather than something that comes from my will power. I wanted to want more deeply to be with God in the Mass. I developed a pattern of extended daily personal prayer and daily exercise part of my response to God. As I pulled back from some daily Mass, I noticed my desire to be there growing. I wanted God to help move me from within to worship God at Mass.

What about you? Do you go about your day fulfilling your duties? Or, are you letting yourself be moved by God and by the plight of people around you to alleviate suffering around you? Try today to be cultivated, to feel from within that motivates your devotions and outreach to others. What the world needs is to experience the transformative power that is evident when others truly love us from the inside out! ~ Mary, Director of Incarnate Institute.

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