As I get older I seem to be more aware of the "shortness of time and the length of eternity." The season of Lent seems to provide a significant opportunity to reflect intently upon the four last things: death, judgment, heaven, and hell. The question reverberating in my mind is quite simple. Am I growing closer to God with each passing day?
Please do yourself the favor of conducting a thorough examination of conscience. Allow God's Holy Spirit to reveal to you the areas of your life that need to be addressed in one way or another. Then utilize the beautiful Sacrament of Reconciliation. Do not let these days of Lent pass you by without seeking God's grace in a profound and intimate manner.
Here are some suggestions for a thorough examination of conscience.