|From the 2010 movie "Of Gods and Men."|
Lent forcefully reminds us that life is much more than eating and sleeping, working and relaxing, handling the everyday duties of our home, neighborhood, and occupation. We live always surrounded by angels and devils and the spirits of all the departed. We are placed in between the first paradise and our final destination. We have the assurance of God's continual care within the Church to which family we are united by Baptism; we remember the fearful warning that all this can end abruptly by our own death or by the final consummation.
--Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P.