As we approach Holy Week and the central event of our faith perhaps now is a good time to think about whether we have been able to fulfil our Lenten promises and any benefits we feel as a result.
It’s been a momentous Lenten journey when you consider the election of our new Holy Father, Francis. In Scotland, we have struggled with the resignation of Cardinal Keith O’Brien in a period where the faith of many was tested but the election of Pope Francis reinvigorated the faith and gave people a renewed sense of optimism.
Do we feel this sense of optimism? Has Lent served a positive purpose in our lives this year? Have we taken part in any events to deepen our understanding of our faith? What will we do to carry our optimism into the rest of the year?