Posted by https://melbournecatholic.org.au
on 2 March 2020
These weekly reflections are provided as an opportunity to clear some time and space from distractions this Lent and go deeper: deeper into the paschal mystery, deeper into relationship with God, deeper into truth and life.
We live in a world that often prioritises the ephemeral and the superficial over more meaningful and enduring values. Countless distractions keep us from candid self-examination or quiet contemplation. In Lent, we are invited to turn away from all that distracts us and to reorient ourselves towards God; to examine and reintegrate our lives by focusing on divine rather than human priorities; to plunge into the deep, restorative waters of God's love and mercy. And we are offered beautiful, ancient tools to help us enter into this gracious season of reflection and preparationtools of prayerfulness, simplicity and generosity.
In this first episode, Deputy Principal from St Bede's College Mentone, Ria Greene reflects on Jesus' time in the wilderness. Ria says that the setting for Jesus' time in the wilderness offers pilgrims of today a way to critically consider and prepare for the season of Lent by examining what it means for us to live in right relationship with God, with one another, and with creation. Ria has worked in Catholic education for more than twenty years, with a focus on religious education and faith formation, but has also worked as a parish catechist and sacraments coordinator, and has completed further studies in religious education and theology. She teaches a senior religious studies class at St Bede's College.
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