Lent is a time to reflect upon how we have changed in relation to God. It is a time to ask the question: Do I want to look Catholic or be Catholic?
Laetare Sunday is our day to recollect in the reality of true love existing in a hostile world. Jesus chose to suffer and die for us so that one day we will be resurrected in Him and live eternally in praise of our Father. By His grace, we experience moments of that now; a foretaste of Heaven to help us persevere.
Abstaining from food is easy. But how willing am I to give up control of my life to God?
Observing the joy of a small child, I asked myself, “how long has it been since I have felt this free?”