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James Martin, SJ shares his reflection on today’s retreat:

In the Gospels, whenever Jesus offers someone the chance to change or repent, they are free to say “yes” or “no.” It’s a choice. Jesus never forces anyone to accept his message. And sometimes—as in the case of the Rich Young Man—people walk away. That’s a pretty frightening prospect isn’t it? Freedom to make such big decisions can be overwhelming. But that freedom lies at the heart of the Christian message. For Jesus knows that any conversion that is forced is a false conversion. Only the free change is the one that lasts. So can you freely accept Jesus’s invitation to change in your life this Lent?


James Martin, SJ

James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, author of best-seller “My Life with the Saints,” published by Loyola Press, and the culture editor of the national Catholic magazine “America.”


 
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Max Char 250
It is no use writing good intentions, to speak our prayer intentions is for inside the church, to go through with what we see needs changed inside of us is our task today. Let us look to the love, let us see how great the Lord really is for help.
Thank you Fr Martin for these morning reflections! Pietro
Yes - only by the loving grace of God alone.

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