In Lent we accompany Our Lord in his forty days of prayer and fasting in the desert before beginning his public life and in carrying the cross to Calvary before the Resurrection. In his Lenten Message for 2018 Pope Francis quotes Our Lord saying that false prophets would appear and the love of many would grow cold. In this meditation we consider how:
- The love of many in our own generation has grown cold and we too may have grown cold in some aspects
- Many have succumbed to the message of the false prophets of our own day, and we too may be tempted to follow them
- We can make resolutions to live Lent well in the three areas of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.