There is a wise adage from St. Benedict: “What we think should conform with what we say.” This consistency of thought, work, and deed is essential to the Christian life.

The Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are meant to re-orient us to our call to holiness. What we think, say and do must conform to the life of Jesus.

O Holy Spirit, inspire me to use these Lenten days to grow in holiness. May I return to You, and in doing so, may I become the person whom You made me to be.