Should I really expect to be transformed in Lent? I don’t feel transformed by my prayer, fasting and almsgiving this Lenten season, what am I doing wrong? My experience of Lent so far has been struggle and failure, how can I turn things around? Why does it seem like family prayer and personal prayer was easier before the season of Lent started? Why do I feel more resistant to prayer and fasting during Lent? Where can I find sources of encouragement to finish strong this Lent?
Do you want to extend yourself out of love to one of God’s poor little ones? This Lent, extend some alms toward yourself! Take the risk to let Him love you! -Tom
I have to remember to praise Him, even though it’s hard when I feel out-of-sorts and bothered by EVERYTHING. -Kari
The Currans give encouragement to listeners struggling through Lent and explore God’s will to confront and transform us in the desert. Tom begins the program with a quote from St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Kari shares a testimony of the gap between her expectations for a ‘miracle morning’ and the reality of the ‘messy morning.’
As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst…’Repent and believe’ Jesus tells us. What are we to repent? Our indifference, our hardness of heart. What are we to believe? Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor — He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you.” Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta