Homily from Ash Wednesday.

“What can I do this Lent so that in 40 days I have what I really want? Which is not just, ‘I made it without drinking pop!’ And not just, ‘I made it without snacking!’ But it’s, “I love Jesus more.’ Because I realize that I cannot just choose to love Jesus more, I have to train my heart to long for Him more. And it starts not by trying harder, it starts by trying smarter. It doesn’t start by praying harder, it starts by praying smarter. That’s my challenge to myself and to everyone here: what is it that I can do for the next 40 days so that by Easter I just love Him more, I know Him more, I am more like Him?”

Mass Readings from February 13, 2013:
Joel 2:12-18
2 Corinthians 5:20—6:2
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

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