We weep and fast when we sense the absence of the Bridegroom. When we are in the presence of Jesus, there is a cause for rejoicing.

Lent calls us to grow closer to God by coming to know Jesus more intimately. We know Jesus best when we recognize Him in the stranger among us.

O gracious God, your love inspires me to see Jesus in others. When I encounter a person in need, may I see Jesus and rejoice.