by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki
As I write this, my mother’s health is failing and she in is in hospice care in her nursing home. This time of sorrow coincides with the beginning of Lent, so naturally my thoughts are very much on the Lenten themes of the journey from death to life. It is the good news of our faith that the life of Jesus did not end with his death on the cross but continues thanks to the glory of his resurrection. The promise of our faith is that the hope of eternal life is extended to us as well. We do well to reflect on these themes throughout the weeks of Lent.