Sunday's Gospel reading, Luke 13:1-9, reminds us so beautifully that God is always willing to allow us to try again. Lent is about changing our hearts, it is our second chance to grow closer to Him and become more like Jesus in all that we do and say. It is often very difficult to remember that just as God wants us to try again, we must give that same opportunity to others.
That is what every day I try to do, to love as God does, lay down my life as Jesus did, and fill others with the desire to serve. Prayer is what allows me to continually move forward in my journey of faith. Lent is a time to recall that we must always strive to move closer to our Lord by thought, word, and action.