As I scanned the water looking for the dolphins, I began pondering the arrival of Lent. There have been too many years in the past when I did not plan well for the season of Lent. Subsequently, I would find myself half-way through the season and realize I had done very little to open myself to God's grace during this holy journey. I try not to let this happen any more. I do not want to miss all the opportunities that Lent provides to grow in holiness.
My dear friends, do not let this holy season pass you by without notice. Make the time now to start preparing. How will you pray? How will you fast? How will you serve others with your time, your talent, and your treasure? How will you grow in virtue?