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We’ve just celebrated Easter Sunday, the culmination of the 40-day Lenten season.

For us Catholics, Lent is the time to meditate on all the pains, sufferings and humiliation that He suffered in the hands of the non-believers who dragged Him to Calvary. He was mocked, crucified and died to save mankind.

Doing penance and fasting are but a few sacrifices that we can do to reconnect our life with God. Lent is an invitation for all of us to find a way towards the Kingdom of God.

Last Holy Week, we held tight to our faith in the Lord for His mercy and forgiveness. God is not a punishing God; He loves. God does not count on our misdeeds; whatever wrong we have done, we still have enough time to change. This is so because Jesus condemns the sins, not the sinners.

There is always hope for those who pray, and Jesus will never abandon us, for anyone of us is worthy in the eyes of God. Remember that we are not alone, even in the midst of trials and sufferings. He rushes into action, saving us the instant we face hardship.

Don’t be afraid to ask God’s forgiveness, for it will be given to all who seek it. When He forgives a sin, He never brings it up again.

“Whatever you do, do it all for the Glory of God.” (1 Cor. 10:31)

[box type=”default” size=”large”] La Pieta Int’l Prayer Group [/box]

It was through Tina R. Minas that Elma, my husband Roman and I  were given the chance to attend prayer meeting of the La Pieta International Prayer Group on March 9, 2013 in the house of Rey and Ermie Amoguis in Lansing. Ermie is the coordinator of the group.

The last group prayer for the month we attended was held last March 17 in the house of Lito and Emma Agustin on Manchester Drive, Macomb.

Cris and Marydell Carandang hosted the group prayer last March 23 at 47755 Gloede Road, Macomb. Last March 28, Holy Thursday, it was the turn of Alex and Nida Jarmillo to host the group’s activity in their house at 36611 Iroqouis Drive, Sterling Heights. This time, the couple sponsored the “pabasa.”

[box type=”default” size=”large”] Food for thought [/box]

*We are told that to find God and please Him, we first have to believe that He exists. – Hebrews 11:6

*Serving God will not always be easy. But it is a choice that brings the kind of consequence that we can live with. – Bill Crowder