On Ash Wednesday this year, Pope Francis called for three verbs to be put into practice this Lent: to pause, to see and to return, in order to feel warmth in the heart again.
“Pause from this compulsion to a fast-paced life that scatters, divides and ultimately destroys time with family, with friends, with children, with grandparents, and time as a gift… time with God.
See and contemplate the real face of Christ crucified out of love for everyone, without exception. For every-one? Yes, for everyone.
Return without fear, for this is the favourable time to come home, to the home of my Father and your Father. It is the time for allowing one’s heart to be touched… Remaining on the path of evil only gives rise to disappointment and sadness.”
In other news, we have been planning several upcoming events, and many will be found in the Knightly News. As always, we will need your help to be successful. By the way, we are looking for golfers for the upcoming tournament in June…
Looking ahead, think about becoming an executive member of your council. Our nominations are in April, and the election is in May.
Now, we look forward to celebrating Easter – the Resurrection of our Lord!