Dear People of God,
As we embark on the great season of Lent, we fill our hearts with fasting, prayer, and alms giving. Many people take this time to give up Dr. Pepper and other things that are their favorite things. Although this can be part of the sacrifice, the Lenten experience should go much deeper than giving up our favorite candy or soft drink.
It usually helps to also add something to our lives during this great season of preparation for Easter. Think about how purposely working on a relationship in your life can make such a great difference. This time can be with your spouse, a good friend, or even someone that you struggle to get along with. Think for one moment if you spent thirty plus minutes a day with God in silence and really get to know your God who loves you. I promise your life will be changed!!!
So I challenge you this lent to give up something but to also add something to your life that will help you grow closer to God. I challenge you to join me and add some more prayer time to your busy day. Imagine if we all prayed for thirty more minutes, Galveston would be a different place. Let’s start getting our prayer on today and make a difference in ourselves, our community, and our world.
Fr. Orrin Halepeska