The Word Among Us

Lent 2019 Issue

Return to Me

An examination of conscience for Lent.

Return to Me: An examination of conscience for Lent.

It’s the call we hear every year during Lent: “Return to me with your whole heart” (Joel 2:12). Why? Because, Joel continues, the Lord is “gracious and merciful, . . . abounding in steadfast love, and relenting in punishment” (2:13). As this month’s essays explore, God is good. He never gives up on us; he wants to forgive, heal, and make us whole.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation provides a unique opportunity to experience this goodness and mercy of God, especially during the season of...

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