Challenge for the Lenten Homestretch

A few days ago, I read a great Lenten reflection by Fr. Robert Barron, and the general gist was as follows: For the homestretch of Lent, try picking both your favorite saint and the saint that you have the hardest time with, and open up your heart and mind to learn something from both of them. I love the latter part of this challenge, which Fr. Barron states much more eloquently than I ever could:

“…choose another saint who bothers you, one whom you don’t really appreciate or who maybe rubs you the wrong way. It might be just this saint who helps fill you out, to realize in you that aspect of the holy you especially need.”

So, for the remaining days of Lent, I am going to try taking Fr. Barron’s challenge. Any guesses on my favorite saint? I need to spend some time thinking about the saint that I have the hardest time relating to…I probably avoid thinking about them because they make me feel uncomfortable about some part of myself that needs to be tweaked!

May God bless you as you head into the homestretch of Lent. Mary, Queen of Families, pray for us!

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  • Hmm, that is challenging — challenging for me to pick a saint!