And so, Lent begins and as usual my grandiose intentions of a well planned lenten season have failed before it even started. This holy season is an invitation to return to the basics of our spiritual life--and perhaps I've stumbled upon the first lesson: don't over-complicate the simple. Just resolve to focus on the three simple practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Fr. Barron explains it well:
How does one learn the art of living? Which is the path toward happiness?To evangelize means: to show this path—to teach the art of living.This is why we are in need of a new evangelization—if the art of living remains an unknown, nothing else works.