During Lent, the Church invites us to make the journey inward and be truthful with ourselves about how we behave and what kind of person we want to be. At home with our families, it is especially hard to pretend to be what we are not. We will travel the weeks of Lent, and our destination is God. Our path is transformation to be better lovers, better parents, better friends. Lent is a gift to us--Lent keeps it real. It is the grace of God that keeps us in the direction of our desire and goal. We trust God to be gentle with us; may we be gentle with each other.
Lent can be a good time to have a family meeting to grow in mercy and be more forgiving. With your family, or with a few friends, try this Family Meeting of Reconciliation and Forgiveness.
If you enjoy this experience, you can find more meeting plans from the Christian Family Movement.